Monday, June 12, 2006

Must-see film: Powers of Ten now viewable online

This is a really cool film that illustrates the size of the universe in powers of ten - starting with a couple having a picnic in Chicago zooming out to 100 million lightyears away - and then all the way back in to the man's hand and on down to a single proton, .000001 angstroms. It was originally released in 1977 but has stood the test of time. The narrator's rapid-fire descriptions are a fitting complement to the amazing visual images. It was produced by Charles and Ray Eames for IBM.


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