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Origami artist Robert J. Lang combines art and science to create masterpieces

Posted March 21, 2019

An article from The Burg, the local paper of Lynchburg.

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From cranes to cuckoo clocks, a new technique helping origami masters

Posted February 23, 2019

Sydney Morning Herald wrote an article in connection with my lectures and workshops as part of The Poladian Project (in honor of the late professor Leon Poladian) at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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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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The Art of Origami – Interview with Robert J. Lang

Posted July 7, 2018

An interview on origami art and design.

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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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Atlas Obscura: Origami Intersections

Posted March 29, 2017

Atlas Obscura, the web’s best destination for cool places to visit in person, adds a page about one of the first professional origami projects I did: crease patterns and bronze sculptures at four intersections in the City of Santa Monica. The project was the brainchild of Robin Brailsford, of Brailsford Studio.

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TheWorkNotWork Show interview: Tamir Moscovici

Posted March 24, 2017

Terrence Gannon interviewed documentary filmmaker Tamir Moscovici and to promote it showed some stills from the film that show my work in this Instagram posting.

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Tiny Origami-Inspired Devices for Microsurgery

Posted March 3, 2016

My colleagues at Brigham Young University are making some remarkable micro-surgical devices based on origami concepts and mechanisms.

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Physicist’s hyperrealistic origami art bridges nature, math and science

Posted June 30, 2015

A nice profile by

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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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Brought Into the Fold of Robert Lang’s Origami

Posted March 17, 2014

An interview and photos on

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Above the Fold: Mathematica Transforms Ancient Art of Origami

Posted February 24, 2014

Wolfram Research does a short feature on how I use Mathematica to create (some) origami designs, including tessellations.

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Robert J. Lang Origami: Original Approach and Unique Designs

Posted February 23, 2014

AstrumPeople interviews me.

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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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Caltech: Knowing when to Fold ‘Em

Posted November 18, 2012

An NSF-funded project I’m working on with Azita Emami and colleagues at Caltech.

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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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Robert J. Lang: The Art of Origami

Posted May 31, 2012

A brief interview about origami, math, and their connections.

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PIMS Chats with Robert Lang

Posted May 16, 2012

A visit to the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.

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Paper Shapers

Posted April 4, 2012

More about the UCSC exhibition, with interviews with Erik Demaine and myself.

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East Bay origami master gets Google boost

Posted March 14, 2012

Discusses the Google Doodle and associated art stuff.

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Adding an Origami Doodle to the Fold

Posted March 13, 2012

The Google Doodle for March 14, 2012, honored Akira Yoshizawa by folding their logo from origami. I designed and folded it. See also here and here.

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Opening of the 9th Mathematics Conference of Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi [in Arabic]

Posted March 1, 2012

My visit to Abu Dhabi, in United Arab Emirates, and a lecture presented at the Higher Colleges of Technology.

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Artist of the Week: Robert J. Lang

Posted January 14, 2011

Pictures and a short interview.

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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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Sharp Objex: Art Interview with Robert J. Lang

Posted September 19, 2009

An interview and pictures of some of my origami work.

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TED 2008 Conference Review

Posted February 29, 2008

At the end of March I gave a talk at the TED conference in Monterey. This is a brief review.

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Folding the Giant Pteranodon

Posted April 20, 2007

A writeup and series of progress photographs from my folding of a 16-foot wingspan origami Pteranodon for a permanent installation at the Redpath Museum of Natural History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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Virgin America’s “Name Our Planes” website

Posted October 23, 2006

In 2006, I was commissioned to design an origami version of an Airbus A320 for a Virgin America promotion. You can download instructions to fold your own airplane (and put your name on it) here.

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Open Source Conference 2005: Know When to Fold ‘Em

Posted August 8, 2005

Here’s an article about a talk I gave at the 2005 O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) in Portland.

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The Institute for Figuring

Posted October 26, 2004

This is an advertisement for a talk I gave in Los Angeles about the mathematics and science of origami. It contains some interesting downloads, and links to further articles in LA Weekly and The New York Times about origami and mathematics.

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Posted June 2, 2002

An article about the Livermore Eyeglass telescope and the work that I did on it.

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Posted November 28, 1999

This article by Dana Mackenzie describes several of the new directions of origami, including work by Jeremy Shafer, myself, and others.

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