Paper Nature

Alright, time to take the concept art and bring it to fruition. Honestly the most difficult part of the process of making this was finding out what the right way to twist the tree was. Too often did I find myself trying to twist and tie branches together who just wouldn’t stay twisted. However I…

Paper Nature – Elements

My project is inspired by the four classical elements, which are represented by four platonic solids. The orange tetrahedron is fire; blue/purple cube is water, white octahedron is air, and green icosahedron is earth. The pentagon with the eye in the middle stands in for the final platonic solid, the dodecahedron, which does not usually…

Paper Nature – Minh-Chau Doan

My Paper Nature piece is titled “Season’s Greetings.” I love making cards and playing around with different paper art concepts to decorate them so this was the perfect opportunity to combine everything and create a greeting card that existed virtually and in real life. For the paper art itself, I created a card with a…

Paper Nature Revision

I ended up revising my Paper Nature project by first remaking the fish/bird out of sturdier paper, this time adding color to both sides in order to contrast the blue background of the sea and sky behind it. In addition, I also created a rotating base that, when spun, triggers the animation depending on which…

Adam Moran – Paper Nature Revision

Thanks to some conductive tape and finding out that I have tape in my dorm, I can actually have a physical setup. It’s a bit of a wire mess, but it’s actually framing the screen and is interactable. I did not go with the recommendation to go with a full border as that would limit…

Kyria Nelson – Paper Nature

My project is a very large birch tree in the middle of autumn. It has red and orange leaves which respond to touch. When one holds the “ground leaf” and runs their hand through the trees’ leaves, wind chimes play, and randomized graphics of leaves falling plays on the screen. This project was a huge…

Paper Nature – Animated Environments

For my Paper Nature project, I used an origami fish design and repurposed the other side into the open wings of a dove in flight.  Foil points on each side trigger different animations in the window, a soaring wind and cloud trip for the bird side and a bubbling underwater scene for the fish side.

Nick Sorensen – Paper Nature

For this project, I decided that I wanted to make a cloud that could be interacted with. At first, I thought I was going to make the could out of paper, but found cotton balls give a much better look. The cloud is made internally of inflated balloons that have LEDs¬†shining into them. They work…

Thai Dao – Paper Nature

For this project, I made an interactive miniature landscape. The project started with a piece of cardboard and lots of newspaper glued together. Afterwards I painted the piece with acrylic paint. it was messy but I enjoyed it. Then I “wired” finished landscape with copper sheets for buttons and conductive threads. And for the final…

Gavin Taylor – Paper Nature

The concept I was shooting for with this project was to create origami flowers with colored sheets of paper that, when interacted with, corresponded to real flowers of the same color. The orange flower plays a stock video of begonia flowers and the white flower corresponds to a white rose. I originally wanted to use…