Monthly Archives: September 2010

Big Daddy Dune

This is the Big Daddy Dune, said to be the tallest in the world (but there is some competition, naturally, for that title. In any event it 383 meters (nearly a quarter mile in height) above the clay pans around its base. That makes it an extremely robust 10+2! This dune is in the Namib [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in a magazine

Picked up the June, 2010 issue of Wired magazine to read the cover article about Pixar which has received over 20 Oscars. (10+1)  Toy Story 3 took just over 1,000 days to complete from idea to finished film. (10+3)  To complete one of the more complicated scenes like the finale, one frame would take over [...]

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Ray Eames at the Picnic

The first version of Powers of Ten, known as Rough Sketch, was made by the Office of Charles and Ray Eames in 1968. The picnic for this version was filmed outside the Office at 901 Washington Boulevard in Venice, California.  Here Ray is seen setting the picnic in this production shot from the Eames Office archives in [...]

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Oldie but Goodie

Like this shot of 100 bikes from a couple of weeks ago.

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One Million Pennies

The Eames Office is collecting 106 pennies, 106 = 1,000,000 (0ne million) = .01 (a penny) x 1,000,000 = $10,000 (104).  As part of the Eames Office exhibition Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Exhibition on Scale, we started with 0.2 x 106 = 200,000 pennies and hope to reach our goal [...]

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The Hand of the Sleeping Man

From the Eames Office archives in Santa Monica, a production image from Powers of Ten–Charles Eames shooting the hand of the sleeping man at the picnic. Paul Bruhwiler, at the Office of Charles and Ray Eames from 1967-1968, was the man in Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Film Dealing with the [...]

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