I don't know about you, but I've never been able to fold origami as sharply as I'd prefer. But then again, I haven't really practiced it that much. Artist Ugoita T. has not only perfected the art of origami, but has an electromagnetized flock of paper cranes that can dance in unison. It's pretty amazing to watch. The paper birds look alive as they gyrate in near perfect synchronicity on their podium. My only complaint is the music, which my old ears had to mute. Instead of thumping techno, these birds should most definitely be dancing to the sweet tunes of boy bands like Backstreet Boys or 'NSync.
The birds are really going for it in their electromagnetized dance, and if you're as enraptured as I am with this, you'll sit through to the end, where the second bird from the left incredibly gives up and falls over. Which somehow makes it seem even more alive. More so than the hilarity of paper cranes dancing, it's a strange mixture of personified toys which gives you nostalgia for your youth making animals out of paper, and artful technology which excites you for our breathtaking present and potentially infinite future that really draws you in. It's what has passed and what is present and what's to come all rolled into one amazing little two step.
Meanwhile, back to my point about boy bands...
See what I mean? Basically twins.
Images: terrio/Flickr; Giphy (2)