Pi, The Movie
I’m a big fan of Aronofsky’s especially of his “Requiem for a Dream” and his π movie.
“Restate my assumptions: One, Mathematics is the language of nature. Two: everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. Three: if you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature. Evidence: the cycling of disease epidemics; the wax and wane of caribou populations; sun spot cycles; the rise and fall of the Nile. So, what about the stock market? The universe of numbers that represents the global economy. Millions of hands at work, billions of minds. A vast network, screaming with life. An organism. A natural organism. My hypothesis: within the stock market, there is a pattern as well… Right in front of me… hiding behind the numbers. Always has been” – Max Cohen