A recent article by Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explores the relationships that exist between contemporary art and the sciences. Some of the dynamics explored include artists as amateur scientists, artists’ use of scientific tools and materials, and the visual culture of science. Read the full article here (University of Chicago affiliates only).
A new film airing on PBS’ Independent Lens called Between the Folds chronicles the lives of ten modern paper folders. As the PBS website describes: “Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science.” On this site, you can also test your origami knowledge by matching folding patterns with finished products, or even printing out patterns to try yourself. Explore the site further to learn about the artists and discover facts about the history of origami.