TED Talk Thursday – Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami

TED Talk ThursdaysAccording to TED.com: “Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami — using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.”

“Origami, as Robert Lang describes it, is simple: “You take a creature, you combine it with a square, and you get an origami figure.” But Lang’s own description belies the technicality of his art; indeed, his creations inspire awe by sheer force of their intricacy. His repertoire includes a snake with one thousand scales, a two-foot-tall allosaurus skeleton, and a perfect replica of a Black Forest cuckoo clock. Each work is the result of software (which Lang himself pioneered) that manipulates thousands of mathematical calculations in the production of a “folding map” of a single creature.”

“The marriage of mathematics and origami harkens back to Lang’s own childhood.  As a first-grader, Lang proved far too clever for elementary mathematics and quickly became bored, prompting his teacher to give him a book on origami. His acuity for mathematics would lead him to become a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, and the owner of nearly fifty patents on lasers and optoelectronics. Now a professional origami master, Lang practices his craft as both artist and engineer, one day folding the smallest of insects and the next the largest of space-bound telescope lenses.”

Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami


For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”


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Mandala Monday – How to make a Modular star (Mandala) of radiance – Decorative Origami tutorial

How to make a Modular star Mandala of radiance is the topic of today’s video. This video was created by Paper Folds – Origami & Crafts . Here is what Paper Folds has to say about this video:

“I heartily thank everyone who view my videos and a huge special thanks to those who have subscribed & frequently share encouraging comments & reviews. ”

“Intro: I am passionate about Paper arts since my childhood, especially Origami . I live in India, Karnataka, Bengaluru. By Profession I am into IT education & as a passionate hobby I do Origami & Crafts tutorial.”

“I have uploaded over 400 plus video tutorials on various designs & models. Categories include Traditional , Boxes, Vases, Flying Planes, Hearts, Boats, Animals, Birds, Flowers, Halloween, Holidays & Festivals, Modular, Geometrical shapes, Furniture, Stars, Costumes, Fashion, Weapons, Utilities & many more models. Models range from easy, intermediate to advanced folding models.”

“I started my channel in Feb 2015 and I am really overwhelmed by the response.”

“Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and Recreate.”

“Happy Folding! Happiness, Peace & Love to everyone”

How to make a Modular star (Mandala) of radiance – Decorative Origami tutorial


Modular star (Mandala) of radianceFor more information about Paper Folds – Origami & Crafts  see:

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Mandala Monday – DIY Origami Mandala

How to make a Origami Mandala is the topic of today’s video. This video was created by sofotech01. Here is what she has to say about this video: “In this video I show you how you can fold the parts for an origami mandala and how to assemble it. This mandala is great as a decoration: on your wall, somewhere else in your room, on a gift. By using paper with different sides the result looks very beautiful.
Necessities:- 8 paper rectangles (1:2 ratio), – glue”



sofotech01-Origami MandalaFor more information about sofotech01 see:

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