Putnam County Public Library, Bringing Origami to Life: Artistic Folding Techniques workshop, by Dr. Robert J. Lang

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 103 E. Poplar St. Greencastle, IN 46135


The Putnam County Public library will offer an origami workshop by Dr. Robert J. Lang who is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world! The Bringing Origami to Life: Artistic Folding Techniques workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct 16th from 9 – 11:30 am.

This workshop is for high school age through adult. It will explore some of the folding techniques that were developed the latter part of the 20th century that added life and natural form to origami, in particular the technique known as wet-folding.

 Some small amount of origami experience is desirable, but not required. The workshop is limited to 24 participants and registration is encouraged to guarantee your spot. Walk– ins are welcome the day of the workshop until it is full. Please call the Circulation desk at 765-653-2755 x 100 to register. All supplies are provided.  This program is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, October 15th, Dr Lang will visit the DePauw campus to give an origami workshop at the Inn at DePauw Social Center from 9 – 11:30 am, and a talk, From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: the Art and Science of Origami at 4:15 in the Peeler auditorium.

Dr. Lang is considered a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, and has worked at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase.

Lang authored or co-authored over 100 papers and 50 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as well as authoring, co-authoring, or editing 14 books and a CD-ROM on origami. Lang is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems, but keeps his toes in the world of lasers, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.

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