The Powers of Ten

Where was I hiding all these years? I can’t believe I have never come across The Powers of Ten, a short film by Charles and Ray Eames.

(via designrelated and in honor of yesterday’s date 10/10/10)

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  1. That one’s great, but there are a lot of inaccuracies (which is to be expected, given how old it is).

    Here’s a great updated version (narrated by Morgan Freeman):

  2. There is an accompanying book that goes with the video that I purchased at a high school book sale some 6-7 years ago. It’s a fantastic book, and you’re more than welcome to borrow it. If you want to take a look, I’ll bring it to the next event we happen to both attend.

  3. This is a great little film. I can remember watching it in an IMAX theater a long time ago.

  4. Gasp!

    This was definitely shown in every science class i took from elementary to high school…thankfully;)

  5. Same subject, up-to-date information, take a look at “The Scale of the Universe”

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347

  6. This film has been showing at the Air &Space Museum in Washington DC for a long time now.

    I remember being blown away as a kid back in the 90s.

  7. A geeky, yet funny, twist on the topic:
    “Powers of One” http://xkcd.com/271/

  8. Ah, I love it. I remember having seen it in school. There is even a book. Also very great!

  9. Here’s a new homage to Powers of Ten created by IBM

  10. i fyou liked this, you should watch “what bleep to we know” will question everything we know and how less we know.

  11. Looks like someone else loved this and has made a video response competition offering for first prize $2,000 cash and a Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair (Value $1,250) amongst other things..

    Should be fun to watch.

  12. Looks like someone else loved this and has made a video response competition offering for first prize $2,000 cash and a Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair (Value $1,250) amongst other things..

    Should be fun to watch.

    http://challenges.core77.com/landing/contest-overview/powers-of-ten/

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