Origami Artists Who Take Things To The Extreme

Karlen Chang Creates Interactive Origami


Karlen Chang is the creative director behind well-respected design firm mixMotion. In 2013, she created an incredible interactive sculpture called Kamiko for the TEDx Toronto launch party. The concept of the piece is to explore the future of smart objects and a future in which objects become self-aware. Sounds kind of scary! But it looks cool! Chang drew most of her inspiration from the ancient art of origami. She said, “The insight is that with the right design, even a simple piece of folded paper can create a range of dramatic emotions.” Although unlike origami, her structures are made from synthetic moisture-wicking materials.