Book: High Middle Ages
Evogami: evolution meets origami
In my latest side project, I borrow a couple of ideas from evolution and apply them to origami. Starting from a blank square apply a random crease, then again, and again, and again. The result is completely new, never before seen origami model! To make the process less random, pick your favorite next step from a set of possibilities. Try it out and see what you can come up with.
Here are a couple of resulting folds, presented in the viewer. See it live.
I'm looking forward to folding some of the best Evogamis out of real paper!
Book: Early Middle Ages
Book: Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned
Book: How to Take Smart Notes
Book: Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Book: Sid Meier's Memoir!
Article highlights of 2020
It's the most wonderful time of the year again! Following last year's summary, here were my top reads for 2020. Last year I vowed to read fewer articles because they felt way more junky than books do. I haven't changed my mind on this matter, but I was compelled to try to understand this especially unusual year.
Book: Profiles of the Future by Arthur C. Clarke
Book: Dune by Frank Herbert
Book: Night by Elie Wiesel
Book: Tools for Conviviality by Ivan Illich
Book: Frank Herbert by Tim O’Reilly
Book: Story of Us by Tim Urban
Book: Rewiring America
Book: Братья Карамазовы, читает Ульянов
Book: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
Since May, I’ve been tinkering with brushless electrical motors, trying to make floating objects move more quickly. The proximate result is this electric motorized paddleboard:
This project is by no means finished. Traveling at 5 mph is fun, but not nearly fast enough. As we speak, a motor ten times the power of this one is sitting in a shipping container, en route to my basement. While I wait, let me pause and reflect on the project so far.