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Employing Bacteria to Create Portraits

A recent article in Smithsonian Magazine features the work of Zachary Copfer, a biologist and artist who creates portraits of legendary icons such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein. One thing that makes Copfer’s work unique is his medium of choice; he employs a type of bacteria known as serratia marcescens that [...]

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72 (ppi for posting an image on the web)

On a trip, you take many photographs (10+3) on your digital camera.  You can delete the bad ones (10+2) and download the good ones (10+2) onto your laptop.  Then you decide to post one image (100) on the web. 72 ppi (pixels per inch) is still the standard size for posting an image on the [...]

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Individual vs. Community

Wherever you (100) live becomes your community (10+3).  If you are fortunate, you are surrounded by choices (10+4) and you are making selections (10+2) all the time. But what happens if  there are too many barriers?  A feeling of cultural isolation from the community can develop.  Art can bridge that gap between an individual and [...]

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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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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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Measuring Meters

Eames Office staff members Parke Meek and Dick Donges in action measuring the 10 meter square frame for the 10+01 shot for Rough Sketch, 1968.

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The Hand of the Sleeping Man

From the Eames Office archives in Santa Monica, a production image from Powers of Ten–Charles Eames shooting the hand of the sleeping man at the picnic. Paul Bruhwiler, at the Office of Charles and Ray Eames from 1967-1968, was the man in Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Film Dealing with the [...]

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My Realm 10-2

So here is my world and where my concentration on the Powers will fall – while not exact in the scale of things, I spend a lot of time thinking about and working in about 10-2of the real world. In my hobby world a 6 foot tall human is about 1.8cm. Part of what we do [...]

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