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The Starlight Program The Starlight program as known as DEEP-IN (Directed Energy Propulsion for Interstellar Exploration) and DEIS (Directed Energy Interstellar Studies) is a NASA program to use large scale directed energy to propel small spacecraft to relativistic speeds to enable humanity’s first interstellar missions. This program was started in 2009 with initial funding from […]
Folding Wildlife for the Arctic Origami for an Interdependent World is gifting free origami crease patterns of origami arctic wildlife out of our appreciation for those who sign the petition to the U.S. Senate to keep oil drilling out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Details below. Patagonia’s new 15-minute documentary The Refuge For hundreds […]
Oceti Sakowin Camp Origami Fundraiser Hello all! In order to help raise funds for the Oceti Sakowin Camp at the Standing Rock Reservation, I am gifting one original origami Sioux tipi to whomever completes the following steps. Donate $50 to the Oceti Sakowin Camp through PayPal. PayPal donations can be made here Take a screenshot […]
An Origami Odyssey Thursday November 3rd from 8-9pm, I will be presenting An Origami Odyssey: the design and fabrication of large origami deployable structures to the Columbia Space Initiative at Columbia University in New York City. In An Origami Odyssey, I will cover the fundamentals of origami design, my work on the Starshade Project (Starshade: […]
Origami towards Marine Mammal Conservation Origami Walrus and Origami Narwhal are going to auction to fundraise for the Channel Islands Marina & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 5:30pm – 9:30pm at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, 129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. CIMWI is dedicated to positively […]
The Cause Origami for an Interdependent World has joined forces with Fossil Free UCSB, whose mission is to encourage our UC Regeants to divest from fossil fuels as part of an international effort to curtail environmental degradation from burning fossil fuels, oil spills, oil processing, and oil extraction. Timeline Enter the Origami Divestment Dinosaur March […]
TransFormers for Lunar Extreme Environments This summer of 2016 I will be joining the TransFormers for Lunar Extreme Environments Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The aim of the project is design large deployable solar reflectors that can transform the ~90k (~ -300°F) eternally dark interior of Shackleton Crater to an environment that could support […]
Harmony in Interdependent Systems Tuesday the 2nd of February at The Box in Isla Vista Theater, Isla Vista, CA During the reception I will be sharing my experiences on establishing harmony in the complex interdependent systems that make up origami, and how the same techniques could be used to establish harmony within the interdependent systems […]
In origami, one cannot add paper, nor cut it to achieve the desired effect. Every feature instead results through folding alone. Finding the harmony among all the geometric needs and offerings of its parts. Though a wing or a feather of an origami bird is intimately related in proportion, location, thickness, and number to all of the bird's other features, there exists a balance and ways to find it. Though the complexity of this interdependence can seem daunting to some who would rather make cuts or add paper, understanding theses relationships always leads to success. Even from something as simple as a single uncut sheet of paper, remarkable things can be reliably created. Now consider the fantastic complexity and richness of our physical world, and imagine what it would look like if we approached our environment the same.
As with our environment, relationships cannot be cut, resources cannot be taken from no where, nor can waste be taken to no where.
It is Origami for an Interdependent World's mission to inspire others to imagine what our world would look like if we approached our environment as we would a single uncuttable sheet of paper.