LinkedIn presents Brian White, Tahlia Kahn, Manan Arya, Lizbeth B. De La Torre, and about ~1,000 commenters from several different social media platforms for the 02021 January episode of the monthly series “The von Kármán Lecture Series”. The presenters discuss how each of us at home, with nothing more than a flat surface and a piece of paper, can both (1) learn the fascinating Japanese art of Origami (written as “” and pronounced as “ ” in Hiragana or as “Ō Ri Ga Mi” in Romaji) that historical references indicate first began in the year 01680, and also (2) contribute to the ever-growing collection of design ideas for spacecraft that can be folded (folding is absolutely necessary for putting some spacecraft into orbit, in particular, those that have a very large surface area like a solar sail, but a relatively small volume).

This presentation draws on the very old Japanese art of Origami as well as physics, math, engineering, biology, and biomimicry.