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Mini Docents at the California Academy of Sciences – Power of the 10 year olds!

Photo: Lucia Eames In yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, there was a wonderful article about 4th graders from Town School teaching visitors at the California Academy of Sciences about the importance of the rain forest by being docents at the museum. “The academy’s program… provides teachers with classroom kits that include lesson plans and items such [...]

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From Here To the Milky Way

A view from above of the picnic set-up from the 1977 production of Powers of Ten.  The site of the picnic, a golf course in Florida in the 1968 film, has been moved to a park on Lake Michigan in Chicago.  The journey out into the cosmos follows a perpendicular line from the hand of [...]

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Powers of Ten Palm Springs

I am experimenting with the mobile posting capability of my iPhone. About to start my first Powers of Ten event of the month at Dezart Performs in Palm Springs, California. They put together a special Eames exhibit too. So it is a real treat to talk about the Powers of Ten ideas in the mid-century [...]

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Map of Powers of 10 events – Second Annual Charles & Ray Eames Foundation Fundraiser

Enjoy an explosion of scale inspired by the Eameses’ film classic Powers of Ten on 10/10/10 at the second annual Charles & Ray Eames Foundation Fundraiser… and help preserve the Eames House for the next 7 generations… no, let’s make it 10! Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 5:00 PM—10:00 PM Start with the Micro of [...]

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Map of Powers of 10 events – CUNY

Here is more information about an upcoming event at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in New York City* on Wednesday – October 6th.  Eames Demetrios will be taking part in a screening of the film followed by a discussion with Beatriz Colomina and D Graham Burnett as part of the [...]

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Plethora of Plastic

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a Telegraph article celebrating the ban of plastic water bottles along her favorite stretch of Italian coastline: Cinque Terre. Apparently 3 million (3 x 10+06) tourists have left an average of 2 million (2 x 10+06) bottles a year on these beaches–with 400,000 [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in a photograph

Looking at images on computer screens, one often doesn’t get the feel of the size of the object. How big or small is it really? If it is a close-up with no surrounding context then a pie could be perhaps as big as Mars, or as small as a dime. That is why I found [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in a sunflower

A hundred (10+2) sunflowers are growing in the garden. All are facing East because all sunflowers face the morning sun. (10+12) This flower (100) holds the promise of almost a thousand (10+3) more for the future.  In this garden, there is the potential of ten thousand (10+4) to one hundred thousand (10+5) flowers – an [...]

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Map of Powers of 10 events around the world

Thank you to everyone who has been emailing us about their exciting events in celebration of 10/10/10.  Here is a world map of these special events that we have heard about so far – a family planning to watch the film together in California, a workshop at an architecture firm in Colorado, an outdoor screening [...]

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A whole lot of popping going on!

This morning I was leafing through my latest issue of RealSimple and came across a number that, if I weren’t contributing to these Power of Ten blogs, I probably would not have stopped to ponder–let alone jumped up to research further! Factoid: those of us in the U.S. consume 16 billion (1.6 x 10+10) quarts [...]

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