The idea was to discretize a traditionally continuous process of making in order to simulate it and create a computational model to understand it. Using Grasshopper and the Leap Motion sensor, I sought to model folding. Origami has been computed extensively, but not much has been done to understand the more fluid hand gestures of folding, and how they relate to the less discrete, and more improvized, process of free-folding and origami generation.
Below are some of the tests. This research is still ongoing.