Learn by making
Explore the beauty of mathematics and science
Our goal is to inspire explorations in STEM through playful and creative hands-on activities for people of all ages. Our projects are interdisciplinary and imaginative. They are based on specific topics across multiple STEM subject areas. The learning comes from making something beautiful. We run workshops for education, community and cultural groups. You can also learn and create at home by purchasing a Lumifold kit and using the online instructional resources.
Our first project is Lumifold. Workshop participants or any owner of a Lumifold kit make a stunning lamp using the origami Sekkei technique which is a form of mathematical paper folding. Lumifold is an expression of biomimicry, elementary symmetries and iteration.
Soon we will be building further projects exploring more STEAM topics which will offer fun workshops and expand on our catalogue of online resources.
We hope you can join us on this journey of discovery and creating.
Melissa, Jane and Annette
Learn while making Learn by building Learn while having fun The Lumifold Lantern is our first maths-in-action project. More to come!
The project focuses on a mathematical process of patterning through elementary symmetries and the principles of art and design. The construction process relies on the art of paper folding, origami sekkei. It is underpinned by mathematical theory and consists of a series of instructional steps that outline the nature of a glide reflection. This pattern has applications through a range of physical environments including architecture, textiles, robotics and sculpture. These applications are drawn from relationships with general physics and structural engineering and are an expression of joyful kinaesthetic forms.
The Lumifold experience includes constructing a simple paper base with a supplied LED for illumination.
Lumifold workshops will be up and running again in 2016.
Please feel free to contact the STEAMpop team if you would like to discuss how to provide a Lumifold experience for your class.
We will also be offering Lumifold workshops for community groups and maker spaces.
Lumifold: Fold your own paper lamp – Family Workshop
Lucas Heights Community School –Creative and Performing Arts Day
STEAMpop presented Lumifold in New York City in December 2015 at
and in Chicago in January 2016 in collaboration with
Lumifold presented at November Learning BLC15 as STEAM Wonder, Boston, July 2015
The fun does not need to stay at school. You can now buy Lumifold Kits and share the enjoyment with friends and family.
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