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invites you to submit works

on number Pi


The number Pi is surprisingly irrational and amazingly transcendental. A reason, a circle, a sphere and a regular polyhedron are all measured by the number Pi. If some polyhedrons are not measured by Pi, it only means that they are irregular and dont reserve to be measured by Pi!

The number Pi could be raised to the power of e. Though more frequently, e is raised to the power of Pi, which results in a very strange formula. Pi is forever and for everywhere. Try to prove or disprove that, if you represent each letter of the alphabet as a two-digit number, and encrypt Leo Tolstoys War and Peace using this code, the resulting digital sequence would sooner or later be found somewhere in the infinite series of decimal representation of number Pi!

Did you know that the number Pi serves as a wonderful base both for expansion into series and for rhymed lines. There are poems where decimal representation of Pi is hidden in the first letters of the words. There are Pieces of music for memorizing thousand of decimals of Pi, and they are performed not Pianissimo! There are portraits and landscapes drawn on Pi. We believe that this is not all.

We wait for your short stories, poems, drawings, sculptures, musical pieces, craftworks and household merchandise, created on the strict basis of the number Pi. It can be a new mnemonic poem for Pi, a story where the decimal representation of Pi dictates the narrative or the formal structure of the text, a picture where Pi is anamorhically transformed, or a recipe of beer brewed in proportions determined by the number Pi. Please enclose a statement of the strict relationship of your work to number Pi.

All submissions will be examined by Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya (writer, philologist, author of the monograph Introduction to literature of formal restrictions), Vlad Alekseev (programmer, author of the internet-site Impossible world on impossible figures and visual illusions), Alexander Zhukov (mathematician, lecturer, author of the book Omnipresent number pi), Sergey Orlov (graphic artist, animator), Gleb Sedelnikov (composer, poet, author of thousand of combinatorial texts), Sergey Fedin (mathematician, theorist and practitioner of combinatorial literature, co-author of Anthology of Russian palindrome, combinatorial and hand-written poetry).

Please send your works to Antipodes Associations e-mail: Submissions open on 5th September 2010 from 3.14 am GMT, and close 47.1 days after that date.

Literary texts should be typeset in Word format (*.doc, *.rtf). Musical pieces should be recorded and sent as a music file accompanied by the notes elucidating its correlation to number Pi. For art and other works, the photo should be made and sent in *.jpg format. Each participant is invited to submit up to 31.4 works in different categories. Please sign the submission by your name (or by a unique pseudonym that could not be associated with another person), city and country of your residence.

All appropriate works will be published on the internet site of Antipodes Association, as well as in web- and printed editions. The authors of the most outstanding works will receive a letter of commendation and awarded 3.14 authentic rubles.