Mathematics was never my strong suit, but I’ve always loved geometry. My dad used to buy me those Eyewitness multimedia CD-ROMs growing up, and I’d spend hours clicking through the conic sections, the Golden Ratio, tesselating shapes, and tracing those evil Königsberg bridges. I joked to my year 12 maths teacher that I owed my entire passing grade to just the geometry unit.
So I was so happy to see Derek Muller’s latest Veritasium video about Penrose Tilings. It brought back so many great memories, and was was so beautifully produced. Please check it out if you’re at all interested in this stuff, it was a real treat.
There’s just something so deeply satistying about geometry. It’s so beautiful, and still so mysterious.