Film & Video by Erik Demaine


Some films/videos/talks are on my YouTube channel.

Short Films

Lino Tagliapietra: Glass Magician

13-minute film featuring glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra during his visit to MIT in October 2010. Now available for free streaming in the USA.

Waves in Glass

Featuring blind glass blowing and curved-crease paper folding.

Part of a series of curved-crease sculpture.

Dice Rolling: The Movie

Comedic short featuring Erik rolling his father Martin around in a cardboard box, while illustrating the mathematics of dice-rolling mazes.

Mathematics Demonstration Videos

Metamorphosis of the Cube

Unfoldings and refoldings of convex polyhedra, in particular the cube.

Appears in the 8th Annual Video Review of Computational Geometry, SoCG 1999.

Refolding Planar Polygons

Illustrations of algorithms for folding polygons directly from one configuration to another, described in a SoCG 2006 paper and a SIGGRAPH 2004 technical sketch.

An Energy-Driven Approach to Linkage Unfolding

Illustrations of the Carpenter's Rule Theorem, using a more recent and efficient algorithm described in a SoCG 2004 paper.

Linkage Animations

Illustrations of the Carpenter's Rule Theorem, using the original algorithm implicit in a DCG paper.

You may also be interested in the web proceedings of the 12th Annual Video Review of Computational Geometry (part of the 19th ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry), which I chaired.

Last updated December 29, 2022 by Erik Demaine.Accessibility