The Exploratorium is having an exciting celebration of 10/10/10 in San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
A screening of short films by Charles & Ray Eames including Eames Lounge Chair (1956, 2 minutes), Mathematical Peep Show (1961, 10 minutes), Two Baroque Churches (1955, 11 minutes), Bread (1953, 6 minutes), Lick Observatory (1968, 8 minutes), Tops from Stars of Jazz (3 minutes), and Tocatto for Toy Trains (1957, 14 minutes).
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Noon – 4 p.m.
In 1977, Ray Eames and her husband Charles made Powers of Ten, a short film that has influenced the way millions of people see the world. This cinematic journey—a trip from our everyday experience of size and scale to the outer edge of space, then back down into the microworld of a single atom—has inspired exhibits, artworks, educational activities, and a host of cinematic homages and affectionate parodies.
Charles and Ray Eames were perhaps the most important and egalitarian American designers of the 20th century, and they made memorable contributions to the fields of education, architecture, design, manufacturing, cinema, and photography.
Charles Eames famously advised people to “take your pleasure seriously.” On October 10 (10/10/10), we’ll do that by celebrating Powers of Ten with films, activities, demonstrations, and discussions exploring scale, perspective, and the ideas and approaches of this unique and influential partnership. Check our online Events Calendar on the day of the event for more information.
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