Robert Lang's (BS ’82, PhD ’86) Work on Exhibit

ALLOSAURUS SKELETON, OPUS 326 16 uncut squares of Wyndstone Marble paper; 24” COURTESY OF ROBERT LANG

ALLOSAURUS SKELETON, OPUS 326
16 uncut squares of Wyndstone Marble paper; 24”
COURTESY OF ROBERT LANG

Never mind that back-of-the-napkin calculation. Robert Lang will take your napkin and turn it into an origami masterpiece. The Distinguished Alumnus (’09) has several new exhibitions throughout the country over the coming months. You'll never look at paper the same way.

Lang achieves his work through the assistance of computers. Last year, he collaborated with professors from the  University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cornell University, and Western New England University to develop the world's smallest origami sculpture—a programmed self-folding polymer the thickness of five human hairs. The sculpture was part of a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate structures that could one day construct themselves in space.