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101 Origami Creations - Matthew Gardiner

Activity Kit Published: 1st December 2015
ISBN: 9781743637418
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 8 - 13 years old

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101 Origami Creations has everything you need to create an exquisite array of origami models.

Written by expert origami artist Matthew Gardiner, this book features instructions for 10 origami models ranging from a traditional paper crade to a fun fox puppet.

This book includes:

101 stunning origami papers on easy-to-tear-out pages, plus 6 bonus practice papers
Step by step folding instructions and clear diagrams for making 10 origami models
Information on folding techniques and how to fold perfect, accurate origami every time
Explanations on the different types of folds and the symbols used in the diagrams

About the Author

Matthew Gardiner, Australian Artist and Researcher

Matthew Gardiner is an artist most well known for his work with origami and robotics. He coined the term Oribot 折りボト and then created the field of art/science research called Oribotics. Oribotics is a field of research that thrives on the aesthetic, biomechanic, and morphological connections between nature, origami and robotics.

Matthew Gardiner is currently an artist and senior lead researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, in Linz Austria. As an artist Gardiner is known for his works concerned with origami and robotics: Oribotics. The work arises from the consideration of folded forms, their kinetic properties and electromechanical methods of actuation, sensing, interactions and luminous display. In 2003 Gardiner coined the terms Oribot and Oribotics, to define the emergent field of folding, robotics and technology, and has produced the following works with premieres: Oribotics 2004 at Next Wave Festival, Oribotics [laboratory] 2005 at Asialink Center, Oribotics [network] 2007 at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Oribotics [de] 2008 at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Oribotics [house of dreaming] 2009 for Arena Theatre Company, Oribotics [the future unfolds] 2010 for Ars Electronica Festival and Tokyo Design Touch.

Gardiner's other works include Origami House 2003: one square kilometer of paper folded into a full size house with the Melbourne Origami Group, 1001 Cranes: 7000 paper cranes installed in the shape of a three story high Gingko bonsai, and Radiobots a radio based percussive instrument for performance on architecture. From 2005-2006 he starred as a television presenter on ABC Sunday Arts teaching the art of origami. He is author of Everything Origami, publisher and editor of Folding Australia 2005, and Folding Australia 2007.

Gardiner curated a major exhibition Project Genesis on the topic of Synthetic Biology for the Ars Electronica Centre. He was awarded a three year PEEK grant from the Austrian Science Fund FWF for his research into the topic of ORI* on the aesthetics and language of folding and technology. Gardiner is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Gardiner has been the recipient of grants, awards from the Australia Council for the Arts, The City of Port Phillip Rupert Bunny Fellowship, Arts Victoria (Arts Innovation Board), Australian Network for Art and Technology, Victorian College of the arts. He has been a resident artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Australia Council Studio in Takadanobaba Tokyo, PICA, Federation Square, Origami House Tokyo, and the Digital Artist@Latrobe Regional Gallery.

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Fine Art Photography, and mentored by artists Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey at Drome in Melbourne. Gardiner began folding paper at the age of eight, and around the same time he was given an Apple IIe by his father to learn how to code.


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ISBN: 9781743637418
ISBN-10: 1743637411
Audience: General
For Ages: 8 - 13 years old
Format: Activity Kit
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st December 2015
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 16.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34