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Author:Robert J. Lang
Description: Lang has catalogued and diagrammed over 400 models, combining aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form. Read about origami mathematics, which mathematically describe the underlying laws of origami (e.g., Huzita axioms and angle quintisection); computational origami, comprising algorithms and theory devoted to the solution of origami problems by mathematical means; and origami technology, the application of origami (and folding in general) to the solution of problems arising in engineering, industrial design, and technology in general. The site shows Lang's original art compositions, organized into crease patterns, monumental, "challenge" (original designs), and compositions: insects and arthropods, birds, mammals, plants and flowers, sea life and mollusks, human figures, reptiles and amphibians, dinosaurs and mythical objects, and geometrics and tessellations. Lang has presented several refereed technical papers on origami-math at mathematical and computer science professional meetings; and consulted on applications of origami to engineering problems ranging from air-bag design to expandable space telescopes. See the origami publications, exhibitions, and lectures of this pioneer of the cross-disciplinary marriage of origami with mathematics, one of the few Western columnists for Origami Tanteidan Magazine, the journal of the Japan Origami Academic Society.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles, Recreations
Math Topics: Algorithms, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Engineering, Computer Science

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