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Bringing Origami to Life

Artistic Folding Techniques

Naples Botanical Garden

Dec 7, 2:00pm
Naples Botanical Garden 2:00pm
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Bringing Origami to Life:
Artistic Folding Techniques

Part of The Baker Museum Lecture Series

Robert J. Lang

This workshop will explore some of the origami folding techniques that were developed in the latter part of the 20th century, particularly, the technique known as wet folding. Some small amount of origami experience is desirable, but the workshop will not tackle anything too complex.

Robert Lang

Robert J. Lang

Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. With a Ph.D. in applied physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, authored or co-authored over 100 papers and 50 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as well as authoring, co-authoring and editing 16 books on origami. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems but keeps his toes in the world of lasers and served as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007-10. He received Caltech’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013.


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