Lunch-in-the-Lounge: Dr. Ben Johnson
The Art and Engineering of Paper Folding!
Monday, September 21, 2020 · Noon - 1:15 PM
Hi Honors Folks!
Please join us for Lunch-in-the-Lounge (or really Lunch-at-Your-Computer) for a talk by Honors College Faculty Fellow and Computer Science professor Dr. Ben Johnson.
Description: The art of paper folding began in Japan in the 6th century. However, in the past 30 years it has experienced a renaissance, maturing into a complex and expressive art form. Artists can now leverage mathematical modeling and computer aided design to create fish bristling with individual scales, trains towing multiple cars, and musicians playing their instruments. All of this from a single uncut square of paper! Scientists and engineers are now using paper folding insights to launch massive telescope lenses into space and to deliver delicate medical hardware to the arteries of their patients.
In this talk, Dr. Johnson will discuss the basic principles of origami design and their applications beyond creating works of art!
Just click this link on Monday to join!