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Origami For The Digital Age

Molly Urbonas, 9, watches polymer shapes change form under a heat lamp at the CU Science Discovery camp. Her project mimics a sophisticated engineering process called “photo origami.” (Courtesy of Patrick Campbell, CU Boulder)
Molly Urbonas, 9, watches polymer shapes change form under a heat lamp at the CU Science Discovery camp. Her project mimics a sophisticated engineering process called “photo origami.” (Courtesy of Patrick Campbell, CU Boulder)

Origami, the art of folding paper to create intricate sculptures and designs, was first practiced as far back as 6th century Japan. Now there’s a sophisticated engineering process called “photo origami.” Middle school kids in Boulder are learning a lot about this summer. Jenny Brundin from Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio reports.

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