2016 / Huntington Library East Asian Garden Lecture Series: “The Art and Science of Origami” by Robert Lang, Oct. 23

Origami Art

Origami Art

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Sunday October 23, 2:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public / No reservations required

Rothenberg Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes:
The Art and Science of Origami

Robert Lang
Physicist and Origami Artist

Recent decades have seen a revolution in the application of mathematical techniques to origami, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper folding.

The algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and solved practical engineering problems, leading, for example, to safer airbags and massive space telescopes.

Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world, describes how geometric concepts are also enabling artists to create origami designs of mind-blowing complexity.

This lecture was made possible by Frank and Toshie Mosher.