4,000,000 Digits of Pi Represented in a Single Image, Here’s 500,000 of Them
If you’re on this site, you already know that Pi is an irrational number that goes on and on forever without repetition. This fascinating property has led many to present the numbers of Pi in different ways, blurring the lines between mathematics and art. The New York design firm TWO-N has presented their own twist on the irrational number, presenting 4,000,000 digits of the number as a single image. What you see above is just a tiny piece of this impressive project.
To create the piece, the folks at TWO-N assigned a color to the digits one through nine. However, they took it one step further by presenting their massive mural online as a searchable image. Type in any string of numbers you can think of, and there’s a pretty good chance it appears in the first 4,000,000 digits of Pi.
The full image, in its scrollable and searchable glory, can be seen here. But be wary: You’d be surprised how easy it is to get mesmerized by it.