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Published on Sep 12, 2012

Skywriting using canola oil (GMO?) and smoke exhaust. The first 3000 numbers of PI. Using 5 synchronized planes - not visible in this video, but they were visible while recording this with my I Phone. Oakland Ca. about 12:10 pm - 9/12/12. We Are Change TV.us article - http://wearechangetv.us/2012/09/sky-r...

AND is "Pi in the sky" a play on the song "Eye In The Sky" ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-41tg...

Mike Paczesny found more info:


7x7 article:

Midday Wednesday, a team of synchronized skywriters will encircle the Bay Area's airspace with what, to most viewers, will appear a random string of rapidly fading digits. A select few, however, will recognize it as pi: 3.14159, and so forth a thousand places.

Artist ISHKY devised Pi in the Sky for the Zero1 Biennial, which kicks off today in San Jose. Titled "Seeking Silicon Valley," the biennial includes a centralized exhibition as well as various public art projects that aim to bring the elusive nature of the valley into focus.

For instance, working on a more down-to-earth scale, San Francisco-based architect Christopher Haas and design studio Rebar teamed up to create Sky-Fi -- a canopy of circuitry fibers above downtown San Jose's SoFA district that will carry pulses of light, metaphorically instantiating the "information superhighway" in physical space.

ISHKY intends to trace the Valley's reaches in a broader sense: the planes will fly a determined course over Apple, Facebook and Twitter headquarters, The Financial District of San Francisco, Stanford, UC Berkeley and Livermore labs, among other major tech nodes.

With each digit extending a quarter mile in height, Pi in the Sky will be the largest ephemeral art installation to date. And ISHKY isn't stopping there: part 2 involves launching a satellite into space to orbit the earth, transmitting a constant stream of Pi back down (for more on that, check out ISHKY's website).

Keep an eye to the skies and tweet/Instagram what you see: #pi, #piinthesky, @ISHKYSTudios. The documentation of this event is in our hands.

The Zero1 Biennial runs from September 12 through December 8, at 439 South 1st Street, San Jose

Patch article:

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

additional video links - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxtb...


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