Mark Shuttleworth at UDS-Q: We have new ideas how to integrate paper, origami into our themes


Along with various exciting news, Mark Shuttleworth talked about introducing in the desktop theming new concepts, such as origami.

According to Wikipedia, the word origami comes from ori (meaning folding) and kami (meaning paper), so basically, origami is a centuries-old paper folding Japanese art, "the goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques".

One of the most used origami techniques/branches is origami tessellations, "a collection of figures filling a plane with no gaps or overlaps", "in origami tessellations, pleats are used to connect molecules such as twist folds together in a repeating fashion".

The near-future is definitely exciting, especially on how, where and in what amount the designers will land the new origami-based designns into the Quantal desktop.