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An Essay on ‘Simplicity and Realism’

16 December 2011

Image from the Bits of Smith website

During my last origami group, one of my friends and I were talking about origami philosophy. We were being quite silly about it, but statistician John Smith has thought about this subject quite seriously. In the recent essay “Simplicity and and Realism in Origami,” Smith discusses the evolution modern origami and how there is a longing for simplicity or realism.

Click here to read this great essay (PDF file).




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