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The Wild Deserts of California and the Eastern Sierra Nevada

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Defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Oil Drilling

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 […]

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Stand with Standing Rock Origami Fundraiser!

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 […]

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Origami Rendezvous with the Columbia Space Initiative

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: […]

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Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute Fundraiser!

Origami towards Marine Mammal Conservation 2017 Origami Blue Whale is going to auction to fundraise for the Channel Islands Marina & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 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 impacting […]

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Fossil Free UCSB and the Origin of O’l Derrick the Divestment Dinosaur

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 […]

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Origami Inspired Transformers for a Lunar Base

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 […]

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New Exhibit at The Box!

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 […]

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Craters of the Moon, Glaciers, and Canadian Dinosaurs

Craters of the Moon National Monument Snake River, Idaho Glacier National Park Banff National Park The Royal Tyrell Museum of Drumheller, Alberta

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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring Iceland

While exploring the island that continuously renews itself from volcanism, one has the unique opportunity to watch life create color, soil, and ecosystems from nothing more than black rock, wind, and rain. On Iceland it is clear that nothing is native. All the animals and plants of Iceland arrived there from parts across the earth. […]

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Cooling X-Ray Detectors aboard Spacecraft with Bismuthian Antimony

The Short Life Expectancy of Cryogen Cooled Spacecraft Space telescopes that are designed to image x-rays from distant galaxies and black holes must be kept ultracold in order to create sharp high resolution images.  At -459.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the x-ray detectors aboard the spacecraft must be kept colder than Pluto at -382F and even colder […]

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Sound from Light and Metallic Snow

Photoacoustic Ultrasound Sources from Diffusion-limited Aggregates Synthesis With each passing second, an electric current of over 600 billion billion electrons flowed through a strip of molybdenum with copper pellets resting on its surface. As the electron’s passed, they pulled and pushed on the molybdenum nuclei residing there with electrostatic and magnetic forces. Despite the nuclei […]

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