Guidelines for doing an origami exhibit

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ginshun wrote: Kind of paper is probably beyond non-origami people, but I think the size used to fold the individual models is useful info. I may put together some info on the process of getting the paper ready to fold. Tell them about the kinds of paper, MC, ect. Maybe do some type of display on this in ne of the cases. Haven't decided yet.
Oh do this if you can get to it. In talking to people about origami they always get interested and fascinated by the details about and prepping paper.

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Maybe take a intermediate model and fold from 3 types of paper so people can see how paperchoice effects the end result? I don't think your focus should be cp's. A bit too technical for people just passing by. Maybe have a few too show that everything was folded from a square. Good luck and congrats on exposition!

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I do like the idea of folding a model from some different papers, just to show how much of a difference it makes. It really amazed me when I started using better paper how much of a difference it could make to the appearance of the final model.

Like I said, I have until July to get ready for this, so I have the time to do pretty much anything. I just have to figure out how much space I want to devote to different things.

I think a section on the process / prep work that goes into folding a display quality model would be well received though.
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I love the idea of using the exhibit to give a better idea of all the work and details behind the complexity of folding origami nowadays :D.

Congrats!


PS: I'd also love to see pictures, even a video, of your exhibit.
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So here is some handouts that I made to accompany the exhibit. Set up is tomorrow. I'll post some pics of the actual exhibit once I have it set up. Pajarita diagrams are based on ones that I found online, but I re-drew them using AutoCAD and added the text. Hoping that non-folders can figure them out.

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The notes are a great idea.
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Congratulations! Loved the information on the handouts. I'm excited for you :D. Aside from the pictures, I suggest making a short video of your exhibit... it'll look amazing!

Best of luck :).
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Hey Ginshun,

So how did the exhibition turn out? What was the reaction to your handout and models?

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The exhibit has gone great! Lots of positive feedback on the models and the handouts.

I have to talk to the library director but apparently there was somebody there asking about it that was interested in having it set up someplace else, so I may even be going through all of this again at a different location.

Check the other thread for the pics.

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That's awesome! I hope it does work out :D.
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Hey that's great to hear. Good work!

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I'm doing an exhibit at my town's library in a few days (for the duration of February), and--rather than make a new topic--I figured I'd add to this one.

I'm planning on displaying a little of everything subject matter-wise (from bugs to mammals to tessellations) with the name, creation date, and crease patterns displayed for all of the non-tessellation models. That way, I can show people what goes into folding each model.
I'm also doing a short background of my experience with origami and a quick summary of how to design/fold a model.

Is there anything I'm missing?
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Sounds awesome! Congratulatins Baltorigamist. On or in what will you display your models? Glass cases, like in Ginshun's exhibit is a great option. I suggest using aids that'll help your exhibit have a professional look: like shadow boxes and pedestals for example. I also suggest giving each fold space instead of placing various folds close to each other.

Hope this helps :).
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Thanks!
They'll be in a display case, so there's not a ton of room for pedestals, etc. :/ But I'll see what I can do. :) Thanks again.
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Re: Guidelines for doing an origami exhibit

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The exhibit is up.
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