Erik Demaine

Professor  •  Computer Scientist  •  Mathematician  •  Artist  •  MIT  •  EECS  •  CSAIL  •  TOC  •  Algorithms
Upcoming Events:   Exhibitions, Film Showings, Talks

frame from lecture video

Classes

Above: 6.849: Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra, which has freely available video lectures.

Five book covers

Papers & Books

Above: Books Geometric Folding Algorithms, Games, Puzzles, & Computation, Tribute to a Mathemagician, and A Lifetime of Puzzles.

Curved-crease sculpture

Curved-Crease Sculpture

Above: Close-up of “Destructors IV” by Erik and Martin Demaine, folding printed text along curved creases.

Curved-crease sculpture

Curved-Crease Sculpture

Above: A large “Curved Crease Sculpture” by Erik and Martin Demaine, on display at Guided By Invoices in Chelsea, New York.

Three curved-crease sculptures

Curved-Crease Sculpture

Above: “Computational Origami” by Erik and Martin Demaine, part of the Museum of Modern Art permanent collection.

frame of Lino Tagliapetra blowing glass

Film & Video

Above: “Lino Tagliapietra: Glass Magician”, a 13-minute film co-directed by Erik and Martin Demaine. Now streaming free in the USA!

image of Yes/No print

Prints

Above: “Yes/No” (2011), an inked crease pattern that folds simultaneously into a 3D “YES” and a 2D “NO”.

Between The Folds poster art

Media Appearances

Above: Between The Folds, one of two documentaries Erik appears in.

Paper-folding puzzle

Puzzles

Above: CSAIL Semi-Annual Meeting Spring 2010 Puzzle, a folding puzzle you can print and try.

Screen shot of Virtual Glass software

Software

Above: Virtual Glass enables computer-aided design of blown glass, specifically glass cane.

Crease pattern to make a butterfly

Fold & Cut

Above: Butterfly made by folding and one complete straight cut.

Two blown glass sculptures

Art Portfolio

Last updated February 23, 2011.

Above: Part of the “Gravity spirals” series of hand-blown glass by Erik and Martin Demaine, 2011.

Excerpt from CV

Curriculum Vitæ

Last updated February 24, 2014.

See also artist CV, last updated on April 13, 2014.

About Erik

Contact

[Erik Demaine in 2007]
[photo by Donna Coveney]
[Erik Demaine teaching on Halloween, 2007]
[photo by Martin Demaine]
[Erik Demaine blowing glass in Otaru, Japan, 2007]
[photo by Stefan Langerman]
Name: Erik D. Demaine
Email:
URL: http://erikdemaine.org/
Public key: PGP
Work number: (+1) 617-253-6871
Fax number: (+1) 617-258-8682
MIT office: 32-G680 (near Kendall/MIT Station on the Boston Subway (MBTA) red line)
Assistant: Patrice Macaluso (32-G568, 617-253-3037, )
Mailing address: Erik Demaine
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
32 Vassar Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
USA

Last updated August 27, 2013 by Erik Demaine.