Volume 08: Ron Resch

Ron Resch was an artist, computer scientist, and applied geometrist who is well known for his contributions to the art of origami through his study and application of origami tessellations, or a collection of figures filling a plane with no gaps or overlaps but rather pleats connect molecules in repeating sequences. Resch’s origami achievements were augmented by a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, his work as a mathematician, and his later work as a professor of Computer Science from University of Utah. 



We appreciate Resch because his life and body of work proves that artistic knowledge can be applied to technology, civic involvement, and creativity. He is best known for his Vegreville Egg, in Alberta, Canada, the first physical structure designed entirely with computer-aided geometric modelling software as well as his 1967 Museum installation, “Made with Paper,” where life sized structures mesmerized visitors and how they perceived the ancient art of paper folding.

Volume 08: Ron Resch