G. Milton Wing Lecture

Microscopic to Monumental: Origami in Wood, Bronze, and Steel

Robert J. Lang

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium

Public Lecture:

Classical origami is made from paper and is ephemeral and fragile. But it need not be so! Applications both technological and artistic call for origami from such diverse materials as plastic, polymer, textiles, wood, bronze, and steel. This talk explores examples from Lang’s work of rendering origami forms in these diverse materials in varied sizes, some in collaboration with sculptor Kevin Box. The works presented range from the world’s smallest flapping bird to a 21-foot-tall steel Pegasus.

Robert J. Lang is a physicist and a leading theorist of the mathematics of origami. See: langorigami.com.

Admission to the Memorial Art Gallery is free for members of the University of Rochester and half price ($7) for others on Thursday night.

Event contact: michael dot gage at rochester dot edu