In 1968, Charles and Ray Eames wrote and directed the short film “Powers of 10,” adapted from the book “Cosmic View” by Kees Boeke. In a few minutes, it takes the viewer through the minutiae and magnitude of physical life as we know and imagine it.
From a couple having a lakeside picnic to the edge of the universe, and back again to a proton of a carbon atom, the film “depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of 10.”
It’s a thought-provoking, powerful few minutes that will leave you marveling at the Eames’ creativity, appreciating the majesty of our world, and contemplating your own place within it. Give a watch.
I remember the mind-blowing effect of seeing this film for the first time in high school. What an excellent idea to post it on 10-10-10. Thank you!
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