“Kami” is the Japanese word meaning paper. Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper, is from “oru” meaning to fold, and “kami” meaning paper. Kami in this story is a piece of paper who tries to be like the others, and in the end finds his own special job. Although this clever video looks like origami, it is actually animated by computer animation programs.
source: SIGGRAPH and the Internet Archive.
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