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From the Ted Talk by Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes

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And as we're seeking to make something three-dimensional, we start not with a single surface, but with a volume. A slmpie volume, the cube. If we take its suaefrcs and fold them again and again and again and again, then after 16 iterations, 16 steps, we end up with 400,000 surfaces and a shape that looks, for instance, like this. And if we change where we make the folds, if we change the folding ratio, then this cube turns into this one. We can change the folding ratio again to produce this shape, or this sahpe.

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And as we're seeking to make something three-dimensional, we start not with a single surface, but with a volume. A ______ volume, the cube. If we take its ________ and fold them again and again and again and again, then after 16 iterations, 16 steps, we end up with 400,000 surfaces and a shape that looks, for instance, like this. And if we change where we make the folds, if we change the folding ratio, then this cube turns into this one. We can change the folding ratio again to produce this shape, or this _____.

Solution

  1. shape
  2. simple
  3. surfaces

Original Text

And as we're seeking to make something three-dimensional, we start not with a single surface, but with a volume. A simple volume, the cube. If we take its surfaces and fold them again and again and again and again, then after 16 iterations, 16 steps, we end up with 400,000 surfaces and a shape that looks, for instance, like this. And if we change where we make the folds, if we change the folding ratio, then this cube turns into this one. We can change the folding ratio again to produce this shape, or this shape.

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  11. shape
  12. simple
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  16. surface
  17. surfaces
  18. turns
  19. volume