Tuesday, September 18, 2012

INCREDIBLE: Skywriting The Value of Pi Digitally...!! (video)

...Because cursive skywriting is soooo old-school. 
A group of skywriters (with a lot of time on their hands) flew over the San Francisco Bay spelling out the value of Pi to 1,000 places. 
-check out the video of the pilots in action below: 
The "Pi In The Sky" skywriting event required five planes flying in sync in a loop over 100 miles long to fit it all in. The piece was created by an artist called "Ishky," working with Stamen Design, for the 2012 Zero1 Biennial. The real bummer is that, like all skywriting, Pi In The Sky was a very temporary creation. In fact, by the time the crew had finished the 1,000th digit, the 3.14 at the start was already long gone to the winds.
For anyone who skipped out on sixth grade math, Pi is the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference, and is most often simply quoted as 3.14. That's just an approximation, and the true figure can be calculated to an endless number of decimal places. 
::  mild swearing and idiots speaking in the video - NSFW  :: 
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