The Secret Arts: Space Origami - Atlas Obscura Experiences

The Secret Arts: Space Origami

$10 per device Online Experience
1 hour
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$10 per device
New York City, New York
What We’ll Do

Watchmaking. Paleography. Crystal Synthesis. Mud Ball Polishing.

Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of the key lessons and discoveries they’ve made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill, and answering your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!

This week we're welcoming a very special guest to The Secret Arts, NASA's space origami engineer, Manan Arya! "Space origami" is the art of folding materials to not only make them more compact for space travel, but also to make then deployable once they're up there. And all of this requires some masterful folding and artful geometry. Join us as we speak with Manan and learn the secrets of this rare and fascinating form of artful science, and discover how you too could begin to create some space origami of your own!

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This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.

Where We’ll Be

ZOOM!

About Your Host
Eric Grundhauser
Eric Grundhauser

Host, Programming Lead, Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's custom hosted experiences program, writing and designing experiences that bring Atlas Obscura's vision of wonder to life. He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured on Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. He's fine.

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