About the Show
The connection of science & art has more in common than you think. Join us on Women Lead Radio as Monique Guzmán, your host of The Passion Instigator, has a candid conversation with Robert Lang, Origami artist and consultant, of Robert J. Lang Origami, on his journey from physicist to artist. Robert is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami—using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful. From uses on satellites in space, to “Coraline” motion picture, to the MoMA in New York City, to his TED Talk.
About Your Guest
Robert J. Lang has been folding origami for over 50 years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 800 designs. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield work that is distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world, including Paris, Los Angeles, the Kaga Museum of Origami in Japan, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dr. Lang was the first Westerner invited to address the Nippon (Japan) Origami Association’s annual meeting (in 1992) and has been an invited guest at international origami conventions around the world.
Dr. Lang is one of the pioneers of the cross-disciplinary marriage of origami with mathematics and has presented numerous refereed technical papers on origami mathematics at mathematical and computer science professional meetings.
About Your Host
Monique Guzmán is your host of The Passion Instigator, a show about making your passions a career. Giving women the confidence in making their dreams a reality, cause you only live once. So grab life by the cojones and be passionate about what you do in your career. Do what you love, excite yourself and others. Make it your mission to share with the world your talents. Live & work passionately in order to live extraordinarily. Monique is a Renaissance woman: an artist, designer, writer, producer, visionary, consultant, dancer, & food designer. A Chilean Mexican American Designer, Monique Guzmán, took her label Siren Skirts to the runways of New York and London. Based in San Diego, California, her designs embraced the female form and gave it a voice of power and beauty.
Thank you to our partner and show sponsor, Microsoft!