Martin Demaine

Angelika and Barton Weller Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Robotics Engineer in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Technical Instructor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Glass Lab
Member of the Theory of Computation group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Upcoming Exhibitions & Film Showings

Two blown glass sculptures

Art Portfolio

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

Three curved-crease sculptures

Curved-Crease Sculpture

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

four frames of Lino Tagliapetra blowing glass

Film & Video

Above: “Lino Tagliapietra: Glass Magician”, a 13-minute film featuring glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra during his visit to MIT in October 2010.

Two book covers

Papers & Books

Above: Covers of my edited books Tribute to a Mathemagician, and A Lifetime of Puzzles.

the word 'font' written in three mathematical fonts

Mathematical Fonts/Typefaces

Above: “FONT” written in our linkage font, glass squishing font, and conveyer belt font.

Paper-folding puzzle


Several folding puzzles for you to print and try.

Above: CSAIL Semi-Annual Meeting Spring 2010 Puzzle

Frame of Martin Demaine blowing glass blindfold

Waves in Glass

Video of me blowing glass while blindfold.
Do not try at home!

Screen shot of Virtual Glass software

Virtual Glass

Software enabling computer-aided design of blown glass, specifically glass cane.


Contact Information

Name: Martin L. Demaine
Work number: (+1) 617-253-7953
Fax number: (+1) 617-258-8682
MIT office: 32-G582 (near Kendall/MIT Station on the Boston Subway (MBTA) red line)
Mailing address: Martin Demaine
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
32 Vassar Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139