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Pi = 3,14159...

2015.03.21
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∏ = Pi = 3,14159...


Pi, pee... pi... Pee Pi...

Damn! What is this? The censored transcription of a conversation between fishmongers from Bolhão? The latest hip-hop video in a family oriented american tv channel? Or, since we are there, the usual lingo of any cop, thief, lawyer, young college girl... in the TV series or movies from that same country ... the hypocrisy of the "politically correct" led to censorship of swear words with the use of a synchronous and reverberant "pee".
Sad fate for a mathematical concept which even has its day: March (3) 14; this year even better because it gives 3:14:15 in "americanese dialect" (and others) who like the month before the day.

As the mathematician Steven Strogatz states, in The New Yorker, "the beauty of pi, in part, is that it puts the infinite within our reach”.

He continues:

- “the digits of Pi never end and never show a pattern"

- "they continue forever, seemingly at random, only they cannot be random because they embody the order inherent to a perfect circle"

- “this tension between order and chance is one of the most provocative aspects of pi.”

Then, going through the mathematical applications in the real world, and given its relation with the cycles, rhythms, processes that repeat periodically, we have ∏ in the formula that describes:

- "The gentle breathing of a baby"

- “the circadian rhythms of sleep and wakefulness”

- “the calculations of the engineers when designing building structures to withstand earthquakes”.

∏ is the ocean’s tides and the electromagnetic waves, the statement of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle and the Schrödinger wave equation. “In short, pi is woven into our descriptions of the innermost workings of the universe.”

There is beauty, art and poetry in mathematics led to this point ... just as a great mathematician likes art, a great artist enjoys scientific research, a great scientist loves math. And we’ve come full circle.

So, the next time your eardrums are ravaged by a wave of "pees" forget the bad words and think of 3.14 15 9 26 53...

Jorge Cardoso

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Latest exhibitions:
Solo Shows
2014 – “Editions of You”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2013 – “Ma·cau·now”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2011 – “LLLL”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2010 /2011 – “Dada Conceptual Clivagem Ultrapassagem”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2010 – “LLLL (Lying (laying) Lolita’s Lying Layers)”, Paiol da Pólvora, Valença.
Group shows
2014 (July/September) - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto.
2014 – “Espreitar-te”, Vantag Bombarda, sala2, Porto.
2013 – Arte Lisboa, Feira de Arte Contemporânea, Festival In, FIL, Lisboa.
2013 - 50 anos da Árvore, Biblioteca Almeida Garrett, Palácio de Cristal, Porto.
2013 – “Pague Leve & Leve”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2013 – “Be Smart Buy Art”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2013 – “Orienta-te / West goes East”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2012 (Julho) – “V de verão”, Vantag Bombarda
2012 (Dez) – “Nichos de Arte”, Vantag DM2, Porto.
2011 – “Plug it In”, Vantag Bombarda, Porto.
2011 – XXVI Exposição Colectiva dos Sócios, Cooperativa Árvore, Porto.
2009 – Colectivo Vantag, Torre da Cadeia Velha, Ponte de Lima.
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Installation, acrylics on paper
Concept: Jorge Cardoso
Execution | Installation: A.DeLima, Jorge Cardoso ...

VANTAG BOMBARDA || New Rooms
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 552 | 4050-379 Porto
from march 21st through april 21st 2015
Monday to Saturday | 15h-19h30

4 Comments
Rozette muito bem menino américA :)))
Rozette · 2015-04-24: 11:50
Rozette gostei do Pi Pano (foto 1)
Rozette · 2015-04-24: 11:50
flipado boa, meu!
flipado · 2015-04-24: 12:38
americo obrigadinho e desculpem qualquer coisinha assim tipo... continuação!
americo · 2015-04-24: 13:41
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