Visualization reveals how the number Pi looks (spoiler: Pretty!)

Cristian Ilies Vasile has created the coolest visualization of Pi I've seen. First he divided a circle in 10 segments, from 0 to 9. Then he traced a path going from the third segment to the first segment. From 1, the path jumps to 4, then back to 1, then 5 and so on. After a while, π appears in front of your eyes.… » 4/23/14 6:00pm 4/23/14 6:00pm

Artist Skywrites the First Thousand Digits of Pi over San Francisco

Any eyes in San Francisco that weren't focused on Apple's announcements yesterday might have noticed something peculiar in the skies over the Bay area. As part of the ZERO1 Biennial—a months long festival celebrating the coming together of art and technology—an artist known only as Ishky used several planes to… » 9/13/12 11:40am 9/13/12 11:40am

If You Read Pi Long Enough, You'll Find Hamlet

It's Pi Day! Which, okay, whatever, if you were really hardcore about celebrating you'd figure out what nanosecond corresponds to 3.14159 or whatever and pop the Moet then but you didn't and you won't so whatever, right? But! That doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with the nerdiest holiday in the land,… » 3/14/12 10:25am 3/14/12 10:25am