Origami Artists Who Take Things To The Extreme

Jun Mitani’s Science-Influenced Art


By day Jun Mitani is a computer science professor at the University of Tsukuba and by night he’s an origami extraordinaire. As a kid, he wasn’t very interested in origami but interested in the science behind it. He said, “I thought that I should challenge origami, particularly the geometrical constraint, which is harder than in papercraft. Shortly after starting my origami research, I was surprised how fascinating it was.” He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on designing paper models with the computer. Mitani has even created his own origami production software called ORI-REVO, which creates a variety of three dimensional origami shapes.