This is Pi geometrically drawn at a value of 720sin(Pi/720) with a radius of one as if it were light. Jason drew it with a pencil and paper then inverted the color so you can see it more like he does.
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 triangles 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 infinity. Pi is the circumference of a circle (how far around the perimeter) divided by its diameter (the distance from one side of the circle through the center and to...
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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