Press: magazine

Q&A: Robert Lang, origami master

Posted September 18, 2018

A Q&A with Physics Today on my transition from physics to origami (which, considering the amount of math and technology working its way into origami, now seems to have come full circle).

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Cool Jobs: The art of paper folding is inspiring science

Posted August 29, 2018

Rachel Crowell writes about people who are apply origami in their real-life jobs to solve real-world engineering problems.

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Q&A: Robert Lang, origami master

Posted January 8, 2018

Physics Today magazine did a Q&A with me on my transition from physics to origami.

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Origami Inspires New Ways to Fold Curved Objects

Posted August 24, 2015

Andrew Silver writes for about folding curved surfaces.

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From Robots to Retinas: 9 Amazing Origami Applications

Posted August 7, 2014

douglas main at Popular Science talks about applications of origami and shows work from a variety of artists and scientists.

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Art Folds Into Science In Robert Lang’s Extreme Origami

Posted June 25, 2014

Susan Karlin of Fast Company writes about my origami and shows some imagery from the exhibition at Art Center.

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Paper Perfect: Robert Lang and the Science of Origami

Posted May 1, 2014

In February 2014, Joshua Foer interviewed me. Virginia Quarterly Review published a transcript of the conversation.

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The Mind-Bending Artistry of Robert Lang

Posted May 1, 2011

An article with pictures from the Stanford Alumni Magazine.

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The Big Idea: Extreme Origami (National Geographic)

Posted September 15, 2009

An article and pictures of origami and its applications to science and technology, include a project I worked on, and a photograph and crease pattern for “Alamo Stallion, opus 384”.

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The Amazing Origami of Robert Lang

Posted June 26, 2008

A video presentation from Wired Magazine.

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Origami Master

Posted April 21, 2008

Diablo Magazine has a nice article with a bunch of pictures of my work.

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Wired Science, “The Origami Master” [video]

Posted October 20, 2007

A 5-minute segment on my work using computational origami to design art and technological objects.

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New Yorker online, “Know When to Fold ‘Em”

Posted October 15, 2007

Here Susan Orlean talks about the preceding article.

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The Institute (IEEE), “The Physics of Folding Paper”

Posted October 12, 2007

A profile by Anna Bogdanowicz.

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Smithsonian Magazine, “Into the Fold”

Posted June 8, 2007

Smithsonian writer Beth Jensen wrote an article about me, circle packing, and modern origami design.

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New Yorker Magazine, “The Origami Lab”

Posted February 19, 2007

New Yorker writer Susan Orlean (“The Orchid Thief”) wrote an article about me, the Bug Wars, and the modern world of origami.

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Assyrian Bull at the University of Chicago

Posted December 1, 2006

The University of Chicago Magazine commissioned an origami sculpture of a statue at the Oriental Institute. This articles describes my design process and shows the result.

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Discover Magazine, “Extreme Origami”

Posted June 21, 2006

An article by Discover magazine writer Jennifer Kahn about technical folding and its practitioners, including me.

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The Mathematics of Paper Folding: An Interview with Robert Lang

Posted March 1, 2005

An interview by Margaret Wertheim for Cabinet Magazine. The magazine itself is behind a paywall, but you can read the interview on the Institute for Figuring’s own website at the link.

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Complexity Increases (Again)

Posted June 8, 2004

In 1989, I wrote an article for the Caltech magazine Engineering & Science
about the burgeoning field of technical folding and made a couple of speculations about the future. In 2004, I revisited the topic in this article and how some of the wilder speculations had actually come to pass.

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Posted May 10, 2004

An article in ComputerWorld magazine about some of the scientific connections to origami.

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Wired Magazine

Posted March 8, 2000

Wired magazine did a nice two-page spread of my composite (multi-sheet) composition, Allosaurus Skeleton. The link above gives the photo caption,
but no photograph, but you can see the actual thing here.

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