Author Archives: Robert Salazar

Origami for the Last of the Northern White Rhinos

The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is launching a new campaign to raise awareness about ‘The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World’ named Sudan, the only remaining male northern white rhino on the planet. The goal of their campaign is to raise the $9 million needed to protect the northern […]

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The Great Deserts of California and the Eastern Sierra Nevada

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Wildflowers of Anza Borrego and the Creatures That Live There

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Origami Design Intern

JPLSIP Intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration June 2015 – September 2015 Developed equations that describe the motion of curved and rigid folds. Developed a geometric construction that modifies “flasher-like” origami so they may become deployable from a mechanical truss along their perimeter. Designed a conical crease pattern to meet the […]

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Starshade: An Origami Odyssey

The Mission The summer of 2015, Origami for an Interdependent World joined the Exo-S Starshade Mission at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in order to help develop an origami inspired starshade that will deploy in space and block brilliant starlight long enough for a space telescope to image exoplanetary systems for the first time. Timeline […]

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The Orikaso Memorial Project

Folding for Environmental Reform Salazar Origami has joined the Orikaso Memorial Project to bring people together to co-create transformative solutions to plastic pollution. Together, orikaso folders are reusing plastic as a creative catalyst for social change by, Saving over four tons of non-recyclable plastic from the landfill and environment. Increasing awareness about the problem of […]

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Joining Forces with Arts for Humanity!

Beginning April 17th, I will begin teaching weekly origami workshops around the Santa Barbara and Goleta area through Arts for Humanity! Their mission is to create a world where the arts are integral to our lives and where we celebrate both our differences and our commonality through the power of the arts. Anything can be […]

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Origami Instructor

Origami Instructor Arts for Humanity April 2015 – Present Teaching origami to youth and seniors in the Santa Barbara and Goleta Community Teaching basic geometric principles through origami, such as symmetry, bisection, and perpendicularity. Encouraging youth to complete a well ordered sequence of precision steps. Sharing origami history and its evolving role in society, mathematics, […]

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Randsburg Rendezvous

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Oh San Gs

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The Jungles of Kaua’i: In Search of the ʻIʻiwi

Princeville Tunnels Beach and Maniniholo Dry Cave Kilauea Point Hanalei Bay Hono’Onapali Natural Reserve Area and the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park Return to Princeville

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Origami Days!

Isla Vista Elementary School February 16th, 2016 Learning to fold origami pinwheels and airplanes   Santa Barbara Montessori School October 16th, 2014 Learning to fold paper cranes     

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Artist

August 2014 – Present Experience Developed a unique method of origami design with 15 years of experience designing and folding origami. All works are folded from a single uncut sheet of paper. Maintain my website, social media, and public release statements. Making online sales of my work and shipping nationally. Assembling laminar composite materials and […]

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Dinosaur Excavation in Montana

The Cause November 18th, 2010 Jack Horner comes to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum to talk about the excavations going on at Egg Mountain. I have the chance to meet him, and am invited to join excavations with him and the Museum of the Rockies. I gift him my origami Brachiosaurus. May 2014 After […]

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Undergraduate Researcher – Photoacoustic Materials: Theory and Characterization

Materials Research Laboratory, University of California Santa Barbara June 2014 – August 2014 Experience Built an apparatus to characterize the photoacoustic response of various materials. Characterized the photoacoustic response of various materials. Proposed a mechanism that describes how nanostructured surfaces affect the intensity of the photoacoustic effect. Sought applications for nanostructured photoacoustic materials. Presentations The […]

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Volunteer Dinosaur Excavator

May 2014 – June 2014 Museum of the Rockies Experience Excavated and jacketed sauropod fossils from the Morrison Formation with jack hammers, shovels, hammers, chisels, awls, and various dental tools. Identified fossils and interpreted the depositional environment of the area by recognizing facies changes and sedimentary structures. 135hrs of volunteer service.

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Merychippus to All, and to All a Starry Night

Paleohistology In the video below, Paleohistology Lab Manager, and co-author of Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods, Ellen-Thérèse Lamm, describes the field of paleohistology and the techniques used to better understand the growth, physiology, and behavior of ancient animals.   The Anatomy and Physiology of Bone The video below gives a tour through the microstrcucture of […]

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9ft of Origami Brachiosaurus

An experiment to determine how paper folds at the large scale My first experiment toward the development of laminar composites that are well suited for large scale, weather-proof origami sculptures.   The folding process Extinction   Post by Josh Mead.  

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Death Valley Saga Continues

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Traveling in Japan: Origami Origins

Tokyo Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Odawara Kyoto Japanese Origami Academic Society Today marks my fateful encounter with the most elusive and wonderful of papers. The crisp, thin, and forgiving origamido paper. Their last sheet available for a mere 1000¥. Reserved for a special occasion. Post by おりがみはうす Origami House.

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