Tag Archives: California

Turkey Talk

National Geographic gives us food for thought on Thanksgiving: “Some 242 million turkeys [10+08] were raised in the U.S. in 2010 for slaughter, down 2 percent from 2009′s total, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Last year’s birds were worth about U.S. $3.6 billion [10+09]. About 46 million turkeys will [...]

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49 (ers)

The Gold Rush drew a massive global migration to California in 1849.  Those seekers were called 49ers. For a Powers of 10 project, you could make a global map that showed the vast distances people traveled to get to California.  You could focus on San Francisco and see how the city changed in population, and [...]

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50 (states)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA For a powers of 10 project, you could pick a state and look at different powers of 10 like land area in square kilometers, largest cities, natural land formations like depths of lakes, or elevation of mountains. You could compare the census reports (every 10 years) of a few cities and [...]

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54 (40 or Fight)

54o40′ or fight! In 1844, that was the campaign slogan of James K. Polk that helped him get elected the 11th President of the United States and defeat Henry Clay.  At that time, the Oregon Territory was jointly occupied by both Great Britain and the United States since the Treaty of 1818.  Thousands of American [...]

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SJICA – San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

The opening at SJICA of Powers of Ten on Friday, March 11 was a great chance to meet and talk with the artists and their installations! SJICA is presenting 3 exhibitions (Power of Ten, Size Matters, and Urgency) at one time which all explore issues of scale.  Here is a glimpse of some of the [...]

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Exploration of scale in Gus Arriola’s Gordo

Lucia Eames fondly remembers the wonder and delight in the brilliant Gus Arriola’s Gordo which was a favorite comic strip in the local St. Louis newspaper that she read daily with her father, Charles Eames.  The comic strip was later included in Charles & Ray Eames’ film,  The Fabulous Fifties. In 1970, Arriola explored scale [...]

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Map of Powers of 10 events – Lompoc, CA

A screening of Powers of Ten will launch the Powers of Ten/National Design Week Kick-Off at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, CA on 10/10/10. View Powers of 10 events in a larger map.

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