In this drawing Jason is showing how perfect circles do not exist...anywhere in the universe. Circles are made from triangles as are all shapes and are deeply interconnected with the number Pi. The more trianlges you squeeze within a certain perimeter the closer and closer you approach a circle but you never reach it...you just get closer and closer. This is WHY Pi goes to infininty. Pi is the circumference of a circle (how far around the perimieter) divided by its diameter (the distance from one side of the circle through the center and to the other side). When you add more triangles, the circumference gets slightly larger each time you add more triangles (but by an ever decreasing amount), but the diameter stays the same. A circle with...
Jason D. Padgett is a number theorist with Acquired Savant Syndrome from Anchorage Alaska, currently living in Tacoma Washington. He was a struggling futon salesman for decades until a tramatic event changed the path of his life forever and started his art and math career.
His autobiography "Struck by Genius", co-authored with Maureen Seaberg is being adapted as a major motion picture. The movie rights were picked up by Sony and Channing Tatum in 2014.
Link to movie announcement below.
His art has been displayed in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Popular Science, Wired, CBS This Morning with Gale King, The London Times...
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