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OrigamiUSA: The Fold

Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 12th, 2010, 5:18 am

Hi all!

OrigamiUSA is pleased to announce our new online magazine for members! The Fold is an online-only magazine, accessed through the OrigamiUSA website at the URL given at the end of this message (or look for the menu item PUBLICATIONS>The Fold). The Fold is a new publication, separate from The Paper, with its own content including articles, reviews, and of course, diagrams and folding instructions! Being online-only, we can offer unique features that would be much more challenging in a conventional print publication; for example, our very first issue contains examples of combining diagrams with videos and the start of a how-to series on origami videos.

Starting TODAY, The Fold is available on the website with the first four articles from issue #1; additional articles in this issue will appear over the next month and a half, and subsequent issues will be published every two months. One of the things that online publication allows is continuous, rapid publication, so for each issue, new articles will be posted as soon as they are ready; you will be able to read new articles as they appear throughout the year, not just at two-month intervals. (In order to get automatically notified when new content is posted, you can subscribe to our RSS feed, see below.)

The Fold is a publication for current members of OrigamiUSA, and in order to access most of its content, you will need to sign in to the OrigamiUSA website with a username and password and have a current membership. Starting today, you will see a LOGIN link on the home page of the site for signing in. Earlier today, a letter was mailed to every OrigamiUSA member containing their new username and password (if they have an email address on file with us) or instructions for obtaining a username and password (if they don’t). All members should be getting the letter in the next day or two.

If you can’t wait that long, here’s how you can get your username/password quickly:

(1) If you have an email address as part of your OrigamiUSA membership, you can go to the “retrieve password” page http://www.origami-usa.org/user/password , enter your email address, and both your username and a one-time login link will be emailed to you that will allow you to log in and reset your own password.

(2) If you don’t yet have an email address on file with us but are a current member, you can sign up for a username/password combination here http://www.origami-usa.org/user/register ; then send an email with your username, email address, and membership number (we don’t need your password) to admin(at)origami(dash)usa(dot)org, and we’ll turn on your access (and email you back when it’s on).

And if you’re not an OrigamiUSA member and want to learn more before joining, please visit The Fold anyhow; you can check out the titles and summaries of articles, and we are pleased to offer some articles as open-access, meaning that any visitor to the OrigamiUSA website can view them whether you are a member or not. You’ll see which ones are open-access in the article listing.

The newly-formed team of The Fold, led by an excellent team of contributing editors have been working very hard these last few months to make this happen (ably assisted by Robert Lang and the codesmithing dwarves of the Online Presence Committee and WebTeam). We hope you enjoy The Fold, and welcome your ideas, suggestions, and, most of all, contributions! Please send any and all inquiries about the publication to thefold(at)origami(dash)usa(dot)org.

If you are having problems with your membership or website access, please send queries to admin(at)origami(dash)usa(dot)org.

To access The Fold online, please visit: http://www.origami-usa.org/thefold

To subscribe to the RSS feed for The Fold, point your reader to feed://www.origami-usa.org/thefold_rss_feed

For other questions about The Fold or online web accounts, please check out our lists of Frequently Asked Questions, at http://www.origami-usa.org/faq

Enjoy!

Jason Ku
The Fold Managing Editor, OrigamiUSA
O/b/o the WebTeam and The Fold team
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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 16th, 2010, 7:16 am

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Editorial: The Fold
by Jason Ku
Reflections from the Managing Editor.

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http://www.origami-usa.org/thefold/
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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 16th, 2010, 7:19 am

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Diagrams: Finch
Composed and diagrammed by Robert J. Lang
This complex design, from a square, uses a mix of 30 and 22.5 degree symmetries.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 16th, 2010, 7:21 am

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Challenge: Origami "Hypars"
by Jason Ku
At the recent 5OSME convention, an impromptu challenge involved incorporating a "nonexistent" fold, the origami hypar, into definitely existent origami models.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 16th, 2010, 7:22 am

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Hidden Math in Molly's Hexahedron
by Tom Hull
Learn how to fold Molly Kahn's 3-unit modular Hexahedron and marvel at the multitude of math manifested around this model!

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 16th, 2010, 7:23 am

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Making Video Diagrams: A Comprehensive Guide
by Sara Adams
Instructional origami videos are becoming more and more popular. But how are high-quality videos produced? This is the first of a series of articles that will give a comprehensive guide on what it takes.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 16th, 2010, 7:23 am

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Review: "Origami Essence" by Roman Diaz
Reviewed by Daniel Scher
This book of mostly intermediate work contains 30 superb designs.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 22nd, 2010, 8:41 pm

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Diagrams: Convertible v3.3
Designed and diagrammed by Jason Ku
Crease pattern, diagrams, and design notes for a convertible created for a car design challenge.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » November 30th, 2010, 1:40 am

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Diagramming: Merlion Case Study
by Andrew Hudson
Andrew Hudson discusses ways to make diagrams more interesting in a digital format by borrowing concepts from web comics.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » December 5th, 2010, 6:15 am

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Paper Review Part I: Elephant Hide
Ilan Garibi and Gadi Vishne
What started with a simple question and a list of paper properties, has become an extensive project - a long, exploratory journey discovering paper. Please enjoy our first Paper Review!

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » December 10th, 2010, 3:13 am

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Diagrams: Baby Rabbit
Designed and diagrammed by Nick Robinson
Diagrams for Nick Robinson's elegant Baby Rabbit.

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Postby OrigamiMagiro » December 14th, 2010, 6:42 am

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Diagrams: Heart Angel
Designed and diagrammed by Giang Dinh
Just in time for the holidays, a heart angel from Giang Dinh.

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Postby orislater » December 14th, 2010, 7:13 am

i signed up for ousa but it still wont let me read the stuff. what did i do wrong?
my flickr tissue foil is for noobs! mc FTW!!!!
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trouble logging in?

Postby anne.lavin » December 14th, 2010, 1:59 pm

orislater - (and anyone else having problems with OrigamiUSA logins) please contact via the "pm" link on this post, and I'm sure we can work out whatever's going wrong with your account/login.

Note that I'll need your full (human) name and the email address you used to register in order to find you in the system.

Sorry for the trouble!

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Postby orislater » December 14th, 2010, 9:39 pm

thats ok i figured out what was wrong. i guess i need real money to join?
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