Pop-up books

This giant pop-up book and the interactive electronic pop-up book were created by Jie Qi, who is a Graduate Student of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, in the High-Low Tech group.

I was really drawn to her work because of my love of origami and paper crafts. Inside her giant book there are origami flowers that open and close as if they are breathing. It's interesting to see the function of a traditional art form reinvented with electronics. 

She is also re-imagining the way that the pop-up book functions by adding the electrical components, but she kept with such a traditional cover and format for the book. I think that's a missed opportunity for her to really utilize or re-invision the book format. I'd love to see her collaborate with paper artists Andrea Dezs√∂ or Beatrice Coron.


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