Calling for the Journey: Origami in the Digital Age
Hello, origami lovers!
Have you ever been intrigued by origami designs?
Have you ever thought it would be fun to get into origami, but not known how?
Have you tried to follow origami instructions from text and pictures and been frustrated?
Do you have some origami designs of your own that you would like to share?
If your answer to any of these is “Yes” then d-origami.com, a brand new origami social platform for the digital age, is for you.
Fully Digitized Origami?
While everybody, anybody from toddler to grandmom and dad can enjoy origami, in this overly digitized world full of buzzwords like IoT or AI, origami remains essentially the same as in the middle ages, which depended on not-so-easy-to-interpret instruction diagrams or face-to-face learning. Human interaction is great but teaching yourself origami is difficult and quite challenging. Why should origami be like this? There must be a better way. Look at music. Look at MP3. The dazzling soundtrack is certainly created and played by superstars but enjoying it requires hardly any challenge in this world. Why on earth cannot origami be like this? Fun and easy to enjoy, not fun but quite challenging to enjoy.
In d-origami we’re pursuing making origami a fully digitized art by applying computer simulation technology combined with social networking. Some might say “Huh, digitized origami? Come on, it’s a handcraft. It’s an art. Why machines?” But who knows? One day AI could invent a fancy or bizarre brand new origami designs and fold them into real examples!
What d-origami Provides
Being just born, d-origami currently provides only basic features. You can fold origami, replay fold steps back and forth, save a folded example into the repository and load it later. You can browse origami examples from the album page, unfold and refold them on screen.
The current status of origami simulation is still far from complete but it will certainly be improved as d-origami continues to grow out of its infancy through teenage and into a full-grown site.
We Need You
We at d-origami are eager to listen to you about the product, features, site improvement ideas, etc. Every comment, advice, criticism, feature request, or whatever feedback is crucial for us to keep being motivated and continue the development. So please visit the discussion forum to check what others say and make your own voice. Join the conversation! Your opinions will directly affect the steering of the development.
This is a journey. A journey of endeavor for perfection and discovery, challenge and seeking of ultimate solutions. A journey that a handful of fans starts out on and that others will follow.
Join the journey. Be a pioneer. Let’s pave a brand new path towards the wonderful world of digital origami together!