Michael Friedman / Wolfgang Schäffner (eds.)

On Folding

Towards a New Field of Interdisciplinary Research

It is only recently, with the increasing interest in origami and folding in natural sciences and the humanities, that the fold as a new conception in a whole range of disciplines has begun to be conceived in a broader way. Folding as a material and structural process offers a new methodology to think about the close relationship of matter, form and code. It henceforth crosses out old dichotomies, such as the organic and the inorganic or nature and technology, and blurs the boundaries between experimental, conceptual and historical approaches.
This anthology aims to unfold this new interdisciplinary field and its disciplinary impact, ranging from materials science, biology, architecture, and mathematics to literature and philosophy.


Michael Friedman (PhD) works in the interdisciplinary laboratory »Image Knowledge Gestaltung« at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin.
Wolfgang Schäffner (Prof. Dr.), Professor for the History of Knowledge and Culture at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is the director of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik and the director of the Cluster of Excellence »Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory«.

Michael Friedman: HU Berlin
Wolfgang Schäffner: HU Berlin

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CHOICE, 54/7 (2017)

Philosophy, Literary Studies, Physics, Biology, Architecture, Materials Science

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Towards a New Field of Interdisciplinary Research


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