SMS scnews item created by Duncan Sutherland at Wed 26 Oct 2011 1059
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 28 Oct 2011
Calendar1: 27 Oct 2011 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law 026
CalTitle1: SUMS: Poladian -- Origami is mightier than the sword
Auth: duncans@202.171.168.114 (dsut7890) in SMS-WASM

SUMS: Poladian -- Origami is mightier than the compass

To the ancient greeks, the straight line and the circle were the
epitome of perfection.
Many useful tasks were possible using only a straight-edge and compass
such as bisecting intervals and angles.
However certain problems, like trisecting the angle or doubling the
cube were impossible.
I’ll show how the japanese art of paper-folding, when interpreted as a
system of geometric constructions, is vastly superior to the
straight-edge and compass and can solve both of these problems.


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