Robert Lang, Origami Artist; Physicist
Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist, has taken this traditional art form one step further.
Lang is one of the pioneers of cross-disciplinary origami that combines mathematics, science, technology, engineering and design with origami. His applications have been used on medical devices, air bag designs and expandable space telescopes.
With 50 patents awarded and pending on semiconductor lasers, optics and integrated optoelectronics, Lang has more than 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed and his artwork has been shown around the world in exhibits at the MoMA in New York, Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and the Nippon Museum of Origami in Japan.
Hear more about the blending of art and technology what drives him to create such inspirational masterpieces.
For over three decades, Turrell has used light and indeterminate space — not objects, nor images — to extend and enhance perception. Turrell’s inspiration draws from astronomy, physics, architecture and theology.
The LAST (Life Art Science Technology) festival celebrates the confluence of art with the multiplicity of new media technologies and nascent sciences emerging from the intense cultural ecosystem of the Bay Area.
What will we wear if rising sea levels, increased global temperatures, superstorms, drought, and polar vortexes become the new normal? The Apocalypse Project: House of Futures exhibition at IFTF’s Future Gallery speculates on our environmental futures through the lens of high fashion.
Artist and designer Catherine Sarah Young, in collaboration with scientists from the Singapore-ETH Future Cities Laboratory and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland, have developed this work in previous exhibits in Singapore, Manila, Seoul, San Francisco, and New York City. The exhibition will feature interactive projects and welcomes audiences of all ages. The Apocalypse Project is a participatory platform where people can discuss their ideas about what makes a sustainable planet and what is a desirable future.
IFTF’s Future Gallery presents the work of multidisciplinary artists who engage with temporality through new media tools and creative approaches to design and aesthetic production. Our rotating exhibits relate to the same futures themes that we approach through our research and labs, from the future of cities and technology to human identity, to inspire all of us to think differently about the future. Visit our Future Gallery 201 Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, California to see our latest installations!
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Edison is a 10’x10’ sculpture, installed as the centerpiece of the Epiphany hotel in Palo Alto, that is comprised of 100 custom LED bulbs that are each individually controlled in brightness and vertical position, creating a 3-dimensional canvas of light and motion that spans the hotel’s two story mezzanine. The installation pulls from a repository of code, visualizing generative algorithms, ambient movement, data visualization, and any realm of infinite possibilities. The piece was designed as a platform so that any user can contribute their own code to visualize on the sculpture in the space and participate in the collaborative piece.