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Look Up to See 'Pi in the Sky'

Artists, programmers and scientists teamed up to write the mathematical constant known as Pi in the clouds today.

At the request of a California-born artist known as Ishky, artists, programmers and scientists teamed up to bring the Bay Area the unique visual experience of seeing all the numbers of Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, written in the clouds.

According to the Ishky’s website, “five synchronized aircraft equipped with dot-matrix technology will skywrite the first 1,000 numbers of Pi's infinite sequence” at 10,000 feet altitude today. The planes will loop around the Bay Area, and each number will be over a quarter-mile in height.
 
Set to begin above the ZERO1 Garage in San Jose at 11:45 a.m. and then again at 1:30 p.m.

According to the website:

“Within moments of execution (3.14159265...), the specific meaning of the numbers in the sky will be lost. The piece will dissolve into an unprecedented visual anomaly that prompts curiosity, providing rich opportunity for social interaction.”

 

The "Pi in the Sky" Facebook page gave this schedule for the Bay Area:

San Jose- 11:45 a.m.

Fremont- 11:54 a.m.

Hayward- 11:59 a.m.

Oakland- 12:06 p.m

Berkeley- 12:08 p.m

San Francisco- 12:13 p.m

San Bruno- 12:23 p.m

San Mateo- 12:27 p.m

Redwood City- 12:31 p.m

Palo Alto- 12:34 p.m

Mountain View- 12:36 p.m

San Jose- 12:43 p.m

Wrap Around Completion- 12:56 p.m

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