Mosely Snowflake Fractal in the New York Times

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An essay by Margaret Wertheim in Tuesday's New York Times features the Mosely Snowflake Fractal, a giant origami model on display now in USC's Doheny Memorial Library. Wertheim's essay explains how the art of business card origami can make fractals, which are usually abstract, mathematical shapes, into something that is tactile. As the inaugural USC Libraries Discovery Fellow, Wertheim helped students, staff, faculty, and other members of the USC community construct the Mosely Snowflake Sponge—named after its designer, the accomplished origami artist Jeannine Mosely—out of nearly 50,000 folded business cards. The feature appears in Science section of the Times' the January 22, 2013, edition. The online version includes a time-lapse video of the fractal's final construction.

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