Tag Archives: 10-to-plus09

77 (Million Paintings by Brian Eno)

The North American premiere of 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno was presented through the Long Now Foundation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California in 2007.  The evolution from Eno’s original drawings to the digitized versions took a team of specialists several steps including scanning and AdobePhotoshop (10-4) to [...]

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96 (Street Station)

Map from SPUI The 96th Street Station opened on October 27, 1904 in New York City.  In April, 2010, about 134,000 trips (10+5) begin or end at the station which means about 67,000 straphangers (10+4) used the new entrance to the 96th Street Station for travel on the 1, 2 and 3 lines.  WNYC News [...]

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Moonstruck

(10+9) The moon will appear bigger and brighter tonight than it usual does!! Though it is still over 300,000 km (10+5) up in the sky, it will appear fuller because it will be at perigree which is the nearest point on its elliptical orbit around earth – about 50,000 km (10+4) closer.  Next time there [...]

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8

8 planets in the solar system! The planets in order from biggest to smallest diameters are: 1) Jupiter 142,984 km 2) Saturn 120,536 km 3) Uranus 51,118 km 4) Neptune 49,528 km 5) Earth 12,756 km 6) Venus 12,100 km 7) Mars 6,794 km 8 ) Mercury 4,879 km “Our galaxy – the Milky Way [...]

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Alex Funke Shoots the Globe

Eames Office staff members Alex Funke, assisted by Michael Weiner, shot Powers of Ten (1977), frame-by-frame, over the course of a year on a forty-foot-long animation stand. In the book, Powers of Ten: About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe (1982), by Philip Morrison and Phylis Morrison and the Office of Charles and [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in 10 random topics…

Many of us worry about things that we can’t see with the naked eye because they seem so abstract that they are hard to comprehend. Thinking about these 10 random topics at different powers of 10 helps give one a starting point. – cloning using DNA (10-9) of sheep (100), flowers (10-2), or ants (10-3) [...]

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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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Just how big is our Earth?

This is an exhibition shot from Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Exhibition on Scale currently showing at the Eames Office in Santa Monica, California. Near the top of the photo, notice two large square images taken from the film Powers of Ten: the left image (10+11) depicts the inner solar system [...]

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Ribbon of pink

A ribbon of bright pink has been streaming along the street below my loft in Denver for the past hour. My black standard poodle, Ella, and I cheered those walking by—nearing the finish line. A cluster of four proudly announced that each member had raised $1,000 (10+03) for the cure; $1,000,000 (10+06) raised in a single [...]

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Tons of Color

Crayons–what happens to them once they become teeny bits of their former selves? Yesterday, Daily Grommet posted a video about Earthling Crayons which has recycled 55,000 pounds of crayons–that’s about 27 tons of used crayons! Sounds like a lot until you hear that 12 million (10+07) crayons are made each day in the U.S.! Really, 60 [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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