Poll: a topic for the Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Friendly design and folding competitions.

What topic do you want for October's design challenge? See the post bellow.

Poll ended at October 2nd, 2019, 2:25 am

Anything from a brown paper bag
4
31%
Variations from a fortune teller
2
15%
Conceptual origami
5
38%
Boxes and/or lids
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

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Poll: a topic for the Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

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I'm putting up for voting the theme of the October design challenge. I explain the four options bellow. The dead line to vote is September 30.

Anything from a brown paper bag

Create something from the following kind of bags:

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I particularly suggest creating a puppet, but you can create whatever you want from it. Use its three-dimensional shape and/or its extra layers to your advantage.


Variations from a fortune teller

Fold a fortune teller and then fold it into something else, whatever you want. This idea for a challenge was actually first proposed by Ondrej.Cibulka four years ago: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13235&hilit=fortune+teller


Conceptual origami

Fold something that you feel very strongly about, but don't use something concrete as its subject. Instead of that, try to express the very idea through the model. And you can't explain what it is, not even through the model's name. Try to make people get what you feel strongly about just through the model.

Fernando Gilgado's Under Mortgage and The Mass Production of Members of Society by me are great examples of what I'm talking about.


Boxes and/or lids

That's my most inclusive idea for a challenge. If you love figurative origami, then create a lid with a subject, like Anna Kastlunger's Cat Lid for example. If instead, you enjoy fractals and tessellations, then create something like Shuzo Fujimoto's Hydrangea Box. If you prefer modular origami, fold a box and lid like Chrissy's Modular Origami Box and Pinwheel Flower Lid.

Whatever type of origami you enjoy, try to turn it into a lid and/or box.
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First day of voting, just a few votes and a VERY even result (for now). Let's see if that changes tomorrow ;).
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Y'all vote for brown paper bag!!! That's most interesting and versatile I think, plus you can fold whatever topic, and a unique design challenge to fold from something that's already 3D.
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I liked the first and the third idea. They both are very, very interresting. But i will vote for the brown paper bag.
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Two days of voting. Still not that many votes, but two options seem to be in the lead. We'll soon see if that really is the case.

I invite everyone to do what Tankoda did. Promote your option here and get more people to vote for it ;).
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Thanks Mihir Potnis!!
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Looks like I was wrong. There still aren't any topics in the lead :o. Every vote counts! So which challenge theme do you want to win the poll and why?

Those who vote, or voted, would you please tell me why did you choose that option over the rest? I really wish to know :!:
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I voted for conceptual origami because that is what mainstream art like music and paintings do. We need more of these deep, conceptual models if we want to popularize origami as an art.
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I voted for the variations on a fortune teller as this is where I started when I first began designing my own origami. To date I have over 15 designs that originated as the humble fortune teller.
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I do hope to get a couple more votes to be sure of the final decision. A difference of just two votes between the first and last position is super-small!

Please ask your friends to vote as well.

For example, can you help get some more votes Grace159, NeverCeaseToCrease, Tankoda, Mihir Potnis...? Let's try and reach at least fifteen before the month is over.
NeverCeaseToCrease wrote:I voted for conceptual origami because that is what mainstream art like music and paintings do. We need more of these deep, conceptual models if we want to popularize origami as an art.
Grace159 wrote:I voted for the variations on a fortune teller as this is where I started when I first began designing my own origami. To date I have over 15 designs that originated as the humble fortune teller.
Thank you both for sharing your thoughts. I really value that!

And what about the rest? Why did you choose that option over the other three?
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This are the very last days of the poll!

C'mon guys! Help me by campaigning for the option you voted for!

Follow Tankoda's initiative:
Tankoda wrote:Y'all vote for brown paper bag!!! That's most interesting and versatile I think, plus you can fold whatever topic, and a unique design challenge to fold from something that's already 3D.
If you convince others to vote for your option, it'll be more likely to win.

(Then hopefully we'll get an undeniable winner instead of an option that just wins by two or three votes :idea:)
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NeverCeaseToCrease wrote:I voted for conceptual origami because that is what mainstream art like music and paintings do. We need more of these deep, conceptual models if we want to popularize origami as an art.
Seconded. Plus, it’s more fun and challenging to represent abstract concepts.
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It's been a couple of days without new votes. Please help me get four more before the month ends. OK? And if you haven't voted, please do :).
Baltorigamist wrote:Seconded. Plus, it’s more fun and challenging to represent abstract concepts.
Thank you Baltorigamist.

Everyone, don't stop campaigning for your option and get more people to vote for it ;). Just one day left!
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I don't even have brown paper bags
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Haha they are very easy to come by, just at a grocery store or a craft store or whatever
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