How can simple folding transform a 2D sheet into a compelling 3D light modulator? Dynamically adjusting the structure can shield or bounce light. The purpose is to explore how kinetically adjustable surface structures could create useful and beautiful sunshading screens. This work is a vehicle to understand how digital modeling, material manipulation and performance analysis can be combined to spur the creative process. The work shown on this site was designed over the course of the last two years by professor Nancy Yen-wen Cheng and student research assistants at the University of Oregon in Portland. It has been presented in China, Australia, Germany and India. National Conference on the Beginning Design Student 2011 at Univ. of Nevada-Lincoln, the ACSA National Meeting 2012 at MIT, and Shape Modeling International 2012 (SMI12) at Texas A&M.