Erik Demaine, the Esther and Harold Edgerton Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and his father, CSAIL visiting scientist Martin Demaine, are among four groups of MIT 'artists' featured at the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, in New York City running until early May. The Demaines' sculptures part of the show titled "Design and the Elastic Mind," feature mathematically and algorithmically based origami.
The three curved origami sculptures crafted by the Demaine team and titled "Computational Origami," are made of elephant hide paper and look like double-mobius strips. See more about these sculptures at: http://erikdemaine.org/curved/
For more information about MIT's recent surge of (and precedent for) art as tool and outcome in technology and science, see the March 18 MIT News Office article, "New York exhibits showcase MIT's arts clout ."