On Folding: Towards a New Field of Interdisciplinary Research

Michael Friedman (Editor), Wolfgang Schäffner (Editor)

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It is only recently, with the increasing interest in origami and folding in natural sciences and the humanities, that the fold as a new conception in a whole range of disciplines has begun to be conceived in a broader way. Folding as a material and structural process offers a new methodology to think about the close relationship of matter, form and code. It henceforth crosses out old dichotomies, such as the organic and the inorganic or nature and technology, and blurs the boundaries between experimental, conceptual and historical approaches. This anthology aims to unfold this new interdisciplinary field and its disciplinary impact, ranging from materials science, biology, architecture, and mathematics to literature and philosophy. Besprochen in: CHOICE, 54/7 (2017)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Publishertranscript Verlag
Number of pages180
ISBN (Electronic)9783839434048, 3839434041
ISBN (Print)9783837634044, 3837634043
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameScience Studies


  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Art and philosophy
  • Electronic books

ULI Keywords

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