Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pi Art in the Sky

If you look up into the sky today in the SF Bay Area, you will see skywriting planes creating an art installation called "Pi in the Sky."  What is this?  Why pi?

This artistic presentation of sky calligraphy will be the world's largest ephemeral art installation. Five synchronized planes will draw the first 1000 digits of the infinite sequence of pi (π, 3.14…), the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Though created by an SF-based artist (ISHKY) as a community-building civic art experience, this event also provides an interesting educational opportunity, reminding us of the importance of math and science in our lives.

It is supported by, a crowd-source resource that uses pi to educate and engage students and the public to become more interested in math and science with interactive games, educational videos, activities/demos, and pi art.  For more information, see the press release here.

We invite you to pi-ticipate!

Share the pi with people in the Bay Area and beyond.

Estimated Flight Times and Cities

San Jose  ~11:30
Oakland   ~12:00
San Francisco   ~12:10
Palo Alto       ~12:30
San Jose        ~12:40