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My name is William Gozali, born in the 90s in Indonesia. On internet I am known as gyosh, or gyosh_ if the username has been taken. I purposely pick gibberish for handle but surprisingly still have this problem.

I have started to be interested in origami since kindergarten and started studying complex origami in 2013. This art form fascinated me because it is a blend of science and art.

Professionally I am a software engineer, although without specific specialization. Currently just doing general scripting to automate data processing. I have another blog about data structure and algorithm (but it is all in Indonesian): https://kupaskode.blogspot.com/.

Besides origami, I enjoyed:
  • Natural history, by watching documentary film or reading encyclopedia about wildlife
  • Playing Rubik's cube, at some point I was sub-23 seconds
  • Studying and reading maps
This blog is dedicated for knowledge sharing on origami, as I have received much knowledge from my fellow paper folders.

To benefit from this blog, you would need to understand the basic of origami design. These can be learned from:
  1. "Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art", by Robert J. Lang. The book is long, but it is the most complete textbook for origami design so far. Anybody who wants to design origami has to read it.
  2. "Origamix - Theory & Challenges", by Tetsuya Gotani. Much thinner in content, but provides more modern approach in origami design. This book complement Origami Design Secrets.
  3. "Genuine Origami: 43 Mathematically-Based Models, From Simple to Complex", by Jun Maekawa. This book doesn't provide design method in depth, but gives explanation on math and geometry in the design. The models featured here are elegant and purely paper folding; it looks origami-like and can be folded without sizing agent due to clever locking mechanism.

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