Sky, meet π

Sirron Norris brings us these curious digits over the Mission:

Is this a new song (perhaps a follow-up to Jenny)? Or is it the next SF police chief’s salary? Maybe Craigslist’s new Missed Connections format?

None of the above – it’s π!

An artistic presentation of sky calligraphy, called Pi in the Sky, the world’s largest ephemeral art installation, will occur on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 between 11:45am and 1:30pm PT (weather permitting). At 10,000 feet above the skies of the San Francisco Bay Area, five synchronized skywriting planes will draw the first 1000 digits of the infinite sequence of pi (π) – the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The event is a community-building civic art experience, yet it also underscores the importance of math and science in our lives.

Now I’m hungry, and Pi Bar doesn’t open until 3:14, dammit.

7 Responses to “Sky, meet π”

  1. Andy says:

    Average city employee salary? I WISH!

  2. Eaglebear says:

    Pi Bar sucks. Burnt, over-priced pizza. Beer’s ok though.

  3. Pi eater says:

    So wrong. Great new york style pizza and awesome beer selection.

  4. Eaglebear says:

    $3 for a small slice that’s always burnt on the bottom? Nah, keep it.

  5. DomPara says:

    Chemtrail dispersal is getting really fancy!