We are only days away from 10/10/10!
(And, though at crunch time things feel like they are mere micro powers of ten away, every day is still almost 10+05 seconds–86,400 to be precise!)
Powers of Ten Day will be a special day of screenings, workshops, and events around the world — not just October 10th, but throughout the month. It is all part of the Eames Office’s commitment to Powers of Ten thinking–here’s a new look at one familiar item. And, of course, thinking about scale doesn’t stop in November, it is a year round educational enterprise.
But why is this so important that people are joining from around the world in sharing and watching and learning about Powers of Ten?
Well, we believe that much of the magic and many of the problems of the world are matters of scale, and yet that we are not really wired to understand the extremes of scale — or even exponential change in general.
We believe that having a deep understanding of scale makes us all better citizens of the world.
We believe that creating ways for people to have hands on experience with scale makes that understanding possible.
We believe that this website can be a powerful tool in achieving that understanding and giving individuals around the world new ways to understand the relative size of things.
Director, Eames Office
& Scale Exponent