Robby Kraft

Brooklyn, NY 11221

I'm a software engineer, origami artist, and coding instructor at Parsons School of Design, NYU, and the School for Poetic Computation in New York City.

I make creative and accessible software and digital tools. My origami artwork has an audience of over 50,000 followers on Instagram; I've been invited to speak about art and software; and my work at the School for Poetic Computation appeared in publications including Forbes, The Daily Beast, and Gizmodo.

Professional Experience

Jan. 2017-present


, Parsons School of Design at The New School, New York City


Rabbit Ear


Creative & Technical Lead

, Coffee Bean Code, New York City

Open-source libraries created:

360° spherical panorama view, geodesic spheres, Oculus Rift for Mac, iOS motion joystick, stargazing orientation, motion capture, motion on embedded systems, platonic solids


Instructor, TA, Steering Committee

, School for Poetic Computation, New York City

Fall 2017: TA, "Recoding the Past"

Summer 2017: Instructor, "Introduction to Code"


iOS Developer

, Interval Studios, New York City

May 2013-June 2014

Mixed Reality & iOS Engineer

, Chroma Games, Portland, Oregon


Simulator Tech, Software & Origami Engineer

, Pacific Space Flight


Geodesic Consultant

, Effalo, Portland, Oregon


Viola, Violin, and Piano Instructor

, Portland, Oregon



School For Poetic Computation


University of North Texas

, Denton, TX
B.A. in Philosophy



Orthogonal Voronoi Molecules

, Origami 7, volume 2. Edited by Robert J. Lang, Mark Bolitho, Zhong You. Tarquin Publishing. 2018. Tarquin store



BBC News "Paper + mathematics = awesome origami"

DesignWrld "Origami Sculptures by Robby Kraft"

Scene 360 "Origami and mathematics go hand and hand: the paper sculptures of Robby Kraft"

Fubiz "Amazing Paper Sculptures by Robby Kraft"


The Creator's Project "Student-Robot Conferences at The School for Poetic Computation"

Daily Beast "This creepy face perfectly explains the uncanny valley"

The Daily Mail "The face that is everywhere: Creepy image combines thousands of photos of inanimate objects that look like people"

The Daily Dot "Average of #FacesInThings yields a very spooky image"

Forbes "Averaging Inanimate Objects Can Produce Human Faces"

Gizmodo "This Face Is the Average of Inanimate Objects That Look Like Faces"

Bad Astronomy "The Face in the Machine"

Engadget "Watch a human face emerge from a bunch of overlain, inanimate objects"

The Mary Sue "The Fittingly Creepy Face We See in Normal Objects Revealed by Computer Algorithm"

Instagram Feature "Data structures, crease patterns and computational poetry"

Killscreen "Honeysuckle lets you explore the feminine side of nostalgic Videogames"


The Atlantic "The Constellations Won't Always Look This Way"


Portland Art "Glitches, Ghosts, and Other Slippery Slopes"

Exhibitions, Installations


Origami Universe

, Chi Mei Museum, Taiwan



, Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal Canada


Facing Geometry

, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


Target Wonderland

, Chelsea, New York City


Laser Trip

, Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon

Residencies & Awards

Aug. 2019

Tanteidan Convention Special Guest

, Japan Origami Academic Society, Tokyo, Japan

Sept. 2016

Artist in Residence

, Juegos Rancheros, Austin, Texas

March 2015

Artist in Residence

, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas


November 9, 2019

Origami Software

, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

September 5, 2018

Orthogonal Voronoi Molecules

, 7OSME, Oxford, England

Jan. 2018

Origami JS

, Brooklyn JS, Brooklyn, New York

Sept. 2017

Origami Software from Scratch

, Strange Loop, St. Louis, Missouri

on YouTube

May 2015

Tour of Origami

, Nerd Nite, Austin, Texas


Parametric Origami Furniture

, Research Club, Portland, Oregon