January 30, 2012

The Powers of Ten

Charles and Ray Eames were, of course, known for their design work; they created elegant and spare furniture, designed modern dream homes that, somehow, still had soul. They also, perhaps surprisingly, made one of the very best science films ever created: The Powers of Ten. I first saw this incredible video in High School. We had to take our science classes at the local junior college, because we didn't have a lab. Mr. C was a good friend of our school, and, as it happened, a professor of Chemistry and (best of all) Astronomy. And with both classes he would show this video, explaining that he could never decide between Astronomy--the study of the largest things known to man--and Chemisty, the study of the smallest things. But that both bowled him over with appreciation of God's bounty and power.

Find out more about the film here.


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