TED 2008: Robert Lang, origami expert

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11 Responses to “TED 2008: Robert Lang, origami expert”

  1. whoknew says:

    Woo hoo! Lang’s a family friend, and a really cool guy. Check out this “interview” (admittedly, some kind of an ad or endorsement for/of Apple):
    http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/origami/?sr=hotnews

  2. Snowpea says:

    I saw him at a talk about 18 months ago when he came to Montreal at McGill University to fold a giant pterodactyls for the science museum. He’s a very engaging speaker. You can see a picture of him working on the critter here
    http://www.mcgill.ca/reporter/39/15/

  3. Tits McGee says:

    Lang’s work is beautiful. Susan Orlean wrote a nice piece on him in the New Yorker last year.

    Erik Demaine at MIT does some amazing work with computational origami, and currently has three pieces on display at MoMA as part of their “Design and the Elastic Mind” exhibit.

  4. Takuan says:

    wow! when the image came up my first thought was “where did he get a pteranodon skin?” I wonder what they would have made of him in Japan a century ago? I mean, besides a god.

  5. Waterlilygirl says:

    Robert Lang is going to be at the Peabody Essex Museum April 25th and 26th for a lecture, a demo and a workshop. PEM.org for info. Go to current exhibits and click on the Orgami Now! for info.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi, My name is Grant. Trying to talk to an expert Origami expert folder who might be interested in applying their knowledge to very thin copper foil or thin oz. sheet metal for outdoor ornaments.
    Please e-mail me at grantshort@hotmail.com if you wouldn’t mind me asking a few questions and possibly coming up with a plan of action. Thanks!

  7. kuanes says:

    link to this origami-fold-anything site?

  8. dfs_toronto says:

    The power of Google compels you.

    http://www.langorigami.com/

  9. Zan says:

    I still can’t find a link to the program that creates instructions for folding paper into any shape.

  10. oschene says:

    One has but to look:
    http://www.langorigami.com/science/treemaker/treemaker5.php4
    But this may not give the sort of instructions you’re imagining.

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