Geomentropy I-VI

I was folding a lot of paper on the day I heard Benoit Mandelbrot died. (If you don’t know who he was: he was a mathematician that did a lot of work on fractals.) I was folding hundreds of paper darts, and as I did this boring and repetitive work I started thinking about patterns that are arrangements of repeated identical shapes. I ended up building a series of intricate arrangements of these darts as I folded them, wondering how many different arrangements I could come up with.

The arrangements were beautiful and I really liked making them, but after I built one it always felt unfinished. There was something about the precise order that didn’t feel like my work at all.

Apparently what they needed was a little entropy.