I have been working on getting my Kickstarter funded for the past month, so I don’t have anything special for Pi Day. Instead, here is a round-up of my prior posts, an event, and a Pi song video.
What is Pi (π) Day?
Founded in 1988 at the Exploratorium, Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. The numbers in the date (3/14) match the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi (π).
Celebrate Pi (π) Day online with the Exploratorium
Listening Party with math artist John Sims and “Round” Table of Pi Presentations
Sunday, March 14, 2021 • 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
No matter how you slice it, you won’t want to miss Pi Day—we’ll be celebrating online this year, but you can still join the party for this irrational and transcendent figure. Math artist John Sims will host a live listening session featuring work from his music project 31415: The Pi Collection. This performance will present his work: Pi Day Anthem video, a spoken word Dear Pi letter, and the world premiere of a new Jazz Pi composition. Then join our panel of pi enthusiasts dishing out bites of pi trivia and pi art (along with a side of puns and pi-kus.) Ask your questions and share your pi stories in the live chat.
What is π, anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a pie plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number we represent with the Greek letter π. Keep calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy—as mathematicians have been doing for 4,000 years—and you’ll discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.
The Pi Day Anthem featuring John Sims and Vi Hart
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