Press: videos

Travel Channel China

Posted January 18, 2019

Travel Channel China put together a short presentation of my work in their episode “Go As Far As You Can,” which aired in January 2019. My work starts at about 19:00. (Needs the Adobe Flash plugin to view.)

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Kent Presents: Lecture and interview by Harold Varmus

Posted November 2, 2018

A lecture by me, followed by an interview by Harold Varmus on the connections between origami, math, science, and technology.

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Chinese game show “Superbrain” features origami [in Chinese]

Posted April 8, 2018

In March 2018 I was invited to Nanjing, China, to be one of the “course-setters” for a Chinese game show, “Superbrain”, in which two teams of contestants compete in various types of mental challenge, and the one I was involved in required examining origami crease patterns with spots on them and estimating how many of the spots would be visible on the outside of the folded model.

You have to wait through out 45 seconds of commercials to get to the show. The origami stuff starts showing up at about 40:00 in.

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Science Museum Oklahoma’s new exhibit ‘Into the Fold’ reveals ‘The Art and Science of Origami’

Posted March 18, 2018

Science Museum Oklahoma’s new exhibit “Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami,” features a wide array of origami creations (including some of mine). Photos and video are at the link below.

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Origami Live: British Origami Society 50th Anniversary Guests Interview

Posted September 29, 2017

At the BOS 50th Anniversary Convention (and incidentally, the 50th anniversary of my own involvement with origami), I sat down with Paul Jackson, Tomoko Fuse, and Giang Dinh (fellow guests of the convention) to talk about origami art and how it has changed and evolved.

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Origami Master: Robert J. Lang

Posted July 17, 2017

A profile by professional videographer Christopher Helkey.

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Origami Masterworks: Innovative forms in the art of paper folding

Posted July 14, 2017

A documentary on the groundbreaking 2003 exhibition of origami at the Mingei Museum in San Diego, which was one of the early major exhibitions of origami in a fine art space.

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Robert Lang – Origami – Entrevista com Marcio Okabe

Posted April 5, 2017

During a recent trip to Brazil, I did an interview with a Brazilian origami aficionado, Marcio Okabe. His introduction is in Portuguese, but when we get into the interview, it’s in English.

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Sinovision

Posted March 25, 2017

A short interview put together by Sinovision (with Chinese subtitles).

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CNN’s “Great Big Story”

Posted March 16, 2017

CNN did an interview with me in which they showed (and I talked about) connections between math, science, origami, and art. See also their Facebook posting.

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PBS NOVA: “The Origami Revolution”

Posted February 9, 2017

PBS’s landmark series NOVA devoted an entire episode to the applications of origami in science, engineering, and technology. Based on the French/German documentary, “The Origami Code.”

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Origami Master Robert Lang, in the making of “Check”

Posted October 9, 2014

A “making-of” video, showing the work I did to develop a set of origami-themed commercial videos. It involved both designing origami figures and hand-modeling their folding.

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In Time-Lapse Videos, the Magic Unfolds

Posted July 10, 2014

Robert Ito at the New York Times writes about the modern art of origami and the evolution of online tutorials and resources. Contains a slideshow with images from my exhibition at Art Center.

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Robert Lang: Art and Science

Posted June 23, 2014

An interview I gave at the Origami in Art and Engineering workshop at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014.

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Robert Lang: Intro to Students

Posted June 3, 2014

Part II of an interview I gave at the Origami in Art and Engineering workshop at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014.

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Robert Lang: Origami Applications

Posted June 3, 2014

Part III of an interview I gave at the Origami in Art and Engineering workshop at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014.

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Origami master Robert J. Lang and sculptor Kevin Box unfold the Pegasus

Posted April 11, 2014

Just what the title says! We proved that our Pegasus was folded from a single uncut square by unfolding one live.

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KAZ: Pushing The Virtual Divide – Gran Turismo Documentary (Full Movie)

Posted February 6, 2014

A 2014 film by documentarian Tamir Moscovici about the Playstation game “Gran Turismo” and creativity. I and some origami show up at the 25:00 point in the video. There’s also a Vimeo link here.

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Origami in Space: BYU-designed solar arrays inspired by origami

Posted November 27, 2013

For several years from 2012 onward, I worked with researchers at the Compliant Mechanisms Laboratory at Brigham Young University, developing origami-based and origami-inspired mechanisms. This video shows some of our work, include a concept for a NASA solar array based on the “flasher” concept developed by Chris Palmer, Jeremy Shafer, David Huffman, Simon Guest, and others.

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Folding on the water

Posted September 14, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of going on a Lindblad Expeditions cruise in Southeast Alaska where I saw more amazing wildlife that I could have ever imagined. During lulls between bubble-netting humpbacks and beachcombing brown bears, National Geographic photographer Rich Reid was giving tips, techniques, and demonstrations, and at one point he set up a time-lapse of me folding belowdecks.

Rich is a fan of surf music; background provided by Surf Report, used with permission.

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BBC Radio: Boston Calling

Posted July 1, 2013

BBC World Service does a quick interview as part of their half-hour show.

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Origami Master Robert J.Lang and Sculptor Kevin Box Unfold their Bison Collaboration

Posted August 6, 2012

Kevin Box and I unfold a Bison. Yes, it’s really a single uncut square.

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Green Fuse Films: Between the Folds

Posted December 1, 2009

Home page of Green Fuse Films, the producers of the Peabody award-winning origami documentary, “Between the Folds”. Read all about the film, see an excerpt and some production stills, and order a DVD.

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The Amazing Origami of Robert Lang

Posted June 26, 2008

A video presentation from Wired Magazine.

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iPath Ad: the Making Of iPath Origami

Posted June 16, 2008

In 2008 I designed and folded some figures for an ad for a financial instrument. The producers put together this little “making-of” information.

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KGO ABC 7 News, “Taking origami into the future” [video]

Posted March 23, 2008

A short interview that shows some of my laser-scribed origami figures.

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CNN, “Science of origami”

Posted March 6, 2008

A 4-minute interview with Kristie Lu Stout about how I use mathematical principles in origami design.

2018-08-07: It’s gone.

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Square—Folds—Life: Contemporary Origami by Robert J. Lang

Posted February 1, 2008

A video made in connection with my exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008.

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TED.com: Idea + Square = Origami

Posted February 1, 2008

In March, 2008, I was invited to give an 18-minute talk at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Monterey. Here’s my talk.

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CBS News Sunday Morning

Posted December 24, 2007

This links to a video segment that CBS produced on a visit to my studio and to the Mingei Museum in San Diego, where I folded a monumental dragon.

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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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Interview with Origami Master Robert Lang [in German]

Posted August 30, 2007

An interview I did with the German TV station NZZ. I’m speaking in English, but the voiceover is German.

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New York Times Magazine, “An Origami Flag”

Posted April 18, 2007

The Times Magazine asked 10 artists to design “green” flags to illustrate Thomas L. Friedman’s cover story. Here’s how I created mine.

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Open Source Conference: Presentation

Posted August 8, 2005

A video interview from the 2005 Game Developer’s Conference in San Jose.

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