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# Friday Math Movie - The Amazing Origami of Robert Lang

By Murray Bourne, 11 Jul 2008

Origami is the art of paper folding. In Japanese, ori comes from "oru" which means "fold" and gami comes from "kami" which means "paper".

Robert Lang is a full-time origami artist. In this movie, he explains how he uses a math to make his excellent creations. As he says,

Math is much broader than what most people think.

[The movie is from wired.com.]

You can get a better idea of the math in origami that he is talking about from some of the sites on this page: Math and Origami.

See the 4 Comments below.

### 4 Comments on “Friday Math Movie - The Amazing Origami of Robert Lang”

1. satheesh says:

Every one know that maths is an ocean and its tough to know clearly a drop.

Through this i had a chance to know one more drop!

Thank you!

2. Murray says:

Sadly, too many people think that mathematics = algebra only.

Thanks for the poetic description, Satheesh. Glad that you enjoyed the movie.

3. carlton says:

seems like all wired.com stuff is dead

4. Murray says:

Thanks, Carlton for alerting me.

Wired.com failed one of the key rules of usability - if you change your site around, it should not break all those other sites that link to you.

Grrr...

I fixed it.

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