Back in 1968 Charles and Ray Eames created a wonderful film called “Powers of Ten.” It depicted the view one would see zooming out from a couple of picnickers on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago to the furthest know reaches of the universe at a speed of ten meters squared every ten seconds. Then it zoomed back to the arm of the man and into his skin, molecules, DNA, atoms and beyond at the same rate but reversed. It is a remarkable film which sets the standard for the video below. This one is nice but it doesn’t hold a candle to the Eames work. Nevertheless both videos succeed at putting our human concerns in perspective…
The Known Universe
American Museum of Natural History | Dec 09
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