Everyone is familiar with origami. The art of folding paper into beautiful creations is hundreds of years old. Robert Lang, formerly a physicist at California Institute of Technology and now a professional origami master, shares how origami has evolved as an artform and is being applied in space exploration and medicine.
The following video is 20 minutes long, and is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.
The video was recorded at TED in February 2008. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and started out in 1984 as a conference to bring the best thinkers from those areas together. This fantastic conference has broadened to cover a range of topics, with all presentations limited to no longer than 20 minutes. And as a bit of trivia, TED was founded by my first-year architecture professor, Richard Saul Wurman, who gave me high marks for my environmentally friendly beach house design.