For 10-10-10: The Eames’ Powerful Short Film “Powers of 10”

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.


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