Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Simplicity

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1 comment:

origami madness said...

An interesting discussion-- however I would disagree with some of your list points, or at any rate I wonder if there might be a better way to say them.

The second item, fewer advanced maneuvers, I think is better thought of as naturalness of folding sequence. Some conceptually complex maneuvers seem perfectly natural during folding, and some "simple" processes very awkward in practice-- several of the squashes and spreads in Montroll's early work come to mind.

Naturalness or integrity of folding sequence would also encompass some of the others, and perhaps explain them better-- 5, 6, and 7 especially.

Also I wonder what you would think of the repetition of single elements, admittedly a different sort of minimalism? It seems to me that the difference is seeing minimalism as a reduction of vocabulary versus a reduction of usage, but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the matter.

I am somewhat bemused as to why English uses the same word for both types of minimalism...