TED Talks: Robert Lang: Idea + square = origami

I’ve always had a love for origami. I’ve made a few basic objects before and love giving it as a present. If I think about it origami for me was always a kid thing. It holds the wonders of a child. It is simplicity, creative and was inspired by nature.

Well this talk presented origami in all it’s splendar. I really had no idea just how far origami had advanced and the contributions it makes in solving scientific problems. Very cool.

TED link to the talk
TED Full Bio of Origamist Rober Lang

Robert Lang’s Web Site

This site is great (www.langorigami.com) because it pays attention to both disciplines of origami, the artistic side and the scientific side. You’ll understand more after you watch the talk but for those on the science side there is a lot of explanation and the extra ordinary contribution is Robert’s computational works he gives out free for your own origami desires.

I find the crease patterns to be art alone.

What things have i learned in my life?

Good question.

What have you learned in your life so far?
What is it that you are fairly sure about?
What is it that you believe in by now?

Explore this question and responses @ things i have learned in my life. On this site, they ask these questions and you can contribute your life answers.

The site is a continuation of Stefan Sagmeister’s book
Stefan talks on TED: Stefan Sagmeister: Yes, design can make you happy

TED

“Inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers”

ted.com is simply a cornucopias source for realizing the wonders of Being. There is so much to learn and just be amazed about when you watch the videos of performances and speakers. To highlight just a couple speakers that amazed me with their storytelling abilities:

Speakers Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity expert

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Speakers Jill Bolte Taylor: Neuroanatomist

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.

There are many options for searching the site. You can browse by theme, title or author but then you won’t be browsing for long before you’re watching something inspiring. Enjoy!