Entropy explained conceptually:

Update: If you actually want to learn about entropy I have to refer you to this excellent explanation of abstract entropy (much better than my video!).

I decided to make this because I couldn’t find a satisfying video explanation of entropy that had better examples than abstract boxes of gas particles (that example is unintuitive and so overused!).

In 2020, I worked on this video full-time from April to June. I enjoyed this immensely, and it partially spurred me to create this website.

Hm, if I were to remake this video I’d use a Galton board to replace the paper cranes segment.

I created this video with Ariana Dyer, and we were fortunate to be helped by all of these individuals:

  • Alexander Cali
  • Eric Brown
  • Richard Wertz
  • Audrey Ng
  • Dr. Janan Wehbeh
  • Henry Wertz
  • Rebecca Seubert
  • Chloe Mathewson
  • and many others