Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lunch Talk: (@TED) The math and magic of origami.

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.

At 13:53 Robert Lang spells out the dilemma origami helps to solve: something has to be small when folded, and it has to be large (and shaped in a certain way) when unfolded. Examples: space lenses, a heart stent, an airbag, etc. tags: lunchtalk, science, art, dilemma

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