Welcome to OrigaMIT, MIT's origami club, which exists to promote, practice, and teach origami folding, analysis, and design.

Hello all!

Our sixth meeting of the semester will be this Sunday, and we'll be learning two models. Beginners can fold Roman Diaz's Rooster, while experienced folders can attempt Roman Diaz's Sparrow.

Date: Sunday, March 8th
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: 36-112 *Note the room change*

As always, paper will be provided with access to our substantial origami library. We have new additions to the library, including:

  • Origami Starry Revolution by Yuri Shumakov
  • Origami em Flor by Flaviane Koti
  • Wondrous One Sheet Origami by Meenakshi Mukerji
  • Origami Ooh La La! Action Origami for Performance and Play by Jeremy Shafer
  • Origami Zoo by Robert Lang

See you soon!

Brian Chan "Maker of Anything" Hosts Reddit Ask Me Anything

Are you an aspiring maker? Curious about 3D printing or want advice on getting your own origami designs off the ground? Get your questions answered by MIT grad Brian Chan, an Origami Master and self-proclaimed "Maker of Anything" in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (IAmA) Tuesday, December 16 from 4-6 p.m. ET. The event is sponsored by the MIT Alumni Association. Visit http://on.fb.me/1yIULYF 30 minutes before the event for a link to the IAmA and post your questions!

13th Annual Student OrigaMIT Competition - Exhibit Gallery!

Thank you everyone who submitted your gorgeous artwork for the 13th Annual Student OrigaMIT Competition! The submissions will be displayed for the entire month of April in the Wiesner Student Art Gallery on the second floor of the student center.

Here are the results of the competition. Congratulations to all award-winners!

This year's competition was judged by a panel with incredible combined folding experience and longtime affiliation with the club. Learn more about the judges here.

Valentine's Day Display

Over January, our students have been hard at work folding various love-themed models in a very exciting collaboration with the restaurant chain wagamama usa. The models are currently being displayed in their four restaurants and have been publicized on their social media channels:

The project was also been picked up for coverage by Boston.com and BostInno. A big thank you to everyone who contributed: Mark Tompkins, Sara Goheen, Tracy Cheng, Jonathan Tidor, Elton Zhou, Ishara Nisley and YQ Lu.

Thanksgiving News Feature

OrigaMIT was featured on mit.edu's homepage over Thanksgiving with a collection of Thanksgiving themed models folded by various club members.

The story was picked up by Wired, the Boston Globe, CNN, Bostinno, Boston Magazine, and MIT's Alumni Association.

A big thank you to MIT News and everyone who helped to fold!

3rd OrigaMIT Convention

The 3rd annual OrigaMIT convention was held successfully on 19th October right here on campus. A big thank you to everybody who came and made it a success! See photos from the event here.

MIT News Feature!

MIT News was kind enough to do a spotlight on us! Check out the video below for a beautiful introduction to the club and the origami we explore together every Sunday.

Thank you, MIT News!

Meetings and Workshops

This semester, our meetings will be held weekly on Sunday afternoons. Details for our next meeting can be found in the events section or on the calendar on the left. Anyone interested in origami is invited to attend, regardless of MIT affiliation - and origami beginners are always welcome!

Support Us!

We do our best at OrigaMIT to provide the MIT community with high level Workshops and Lectures free of charge. Much of our funding comes from the MIT Undergraduate Association, but this funding is only supposed to be used to fund the activities of current MIT students, and generally not enough to cover the expenses related to events open to the general public.

If you enjoy our events and would like to support OrigaMIT through a donation, you can do so online through MIT Give, or by sending a check made out to OrigaMIT - MIT to:

Student Activities Office
W20-549 (c/o OrigaMIT)
84 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact Us!

If you're interested in participating, or being part of our mailing list, please contact origami-info@mit.edu or add yourself to the mailing list.

The header graphic is composed of letters from MIT alum and OrigaMIT member Jeannine Mosely's "Four-Fold Origami Alphabet," published in Origami Tanteidan Convention Diagrams, Vol. 8. Photo depicts Mens et Manus II, copyright 2007 Brian Chan.

This page is: http://origamit.scripts.mit.edu/
Officers: http://origamit.scripts.mit.edu/mediawiki/

Last modified: 07:04 Dec 06, 2014