Tuesday, December 14, 2010

And now, for some perspective

Powers of Ten (VIDEO)
A film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero.

This is a screen shot. To view video, go here.

Powers of Ten is a 1968 film adaptation of Kees Boeke's 1957 book Cosmic View: The Universe in Forty Jumps by designers Charles and Ray Eames. A demonstration of scale, the film begins in Chicago at a lakeside picnic and then moves both out to the structure of the universe and inward to the structure of matter, in factors of ten.