Fascinating stuff. TEDtalks over at TED.com Of particular interest is a talk by origami artist Robert Lang. His TED talk is about origami in scientific applications. His talk is both amazing and funny, simple and wonderous. He has developed a freeware called TreeMaker that gives you the fold pattern for a stick figure so you can make the most complex origami models like spiders or deer with antlers, all out of a single uncut square of paper. My love of paper is constantly affirmed for its versatility and plasticity, texture, and accessibility and beautiful simplicity.
Pictured above: Robert Lang's sucky mosquito--I never imagined I'd find any mosquito so fascinaitng. Now a house centipede--I just don't think I could give it a second look without a squasher in my hand. Hey Mr. Lang, could you pack enough circles into a square to make a 100 legged creepy-crawly?