Tag Archives: Powers of Ten

Happy Powers of Ten Day!

Today is Powers of Ten Day! The iconic Eames film, Powers of Ten, is about “the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero.” The film is technically ingenious while also beautiful and educational—adjectives that often describe Charles and Ray’s work, whether a house, chair, photograph, toy or exhibition. The [...]

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Thanksgiving Cider

Thanksgiving is here! Enjoy the warmth of family, friends, and apple cider. A Powers of Ten recipe is below: 8 – 10 apples According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, as of 2010, worldwide apple production reached over 69 million metric tons (10+07), or 10+10 kilograms.  Out of the top 15 (10+01) [...]

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2012 Presidential Election: The Democratic Process

Last night America elected Barack Obama for a second term as President of the United States.  Over 118 million (10+10) people participated in this election by filling out their ballots and casting their votes. In his victory speech, President Obama addressed why politics and elections matter, saying: ”Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be [...]

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10/10

Happy Powers of Ten Day! In this universe of continuity and change, of everyday picnics and cosmic mystery, consider all that is around you on scales both large and small!

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Scale of the Universe

As many of you know, Charles and Ray’s film Powers of Ten takes the viewer on an adventure of magnitudes. It is a journey that shouldn’t be missed. This blog, which is based on the Eameses’ film, is another way to look at the relative size of things in the universe.  It explores powers of [...]

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31 (million miles from Earth)

What does Earth look like from 31 million miles away (or 50,000 kilometers or 50,000,000 meters or 5 x 10+7 away like in Powers of Ten)? Below is part of  Astronomy Picture of the Day on 9/3/2008 (with the bonus of seeing the moon orbiting Earth)!! 2008 September 3 “On July 4th, 2005, the Deep [...]

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Age of Choice

“Beyond the age of information is the age of choice.” ~ Charles Eames Quote #12 from 100 Quotes by Charles Eames Today the number of choices continues to rise by orders of magnitude (by powers of 10)!  When you select one choice (100) out of a dozen (10+1), you have probably explored all the options [...]

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1 Powers of Ten exhibition! Eames Office 850 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA Tel: 310.396.5991 www.eamesoffice.com

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9 tools that help us measure the world around us! Some tools help us to measure distance, weight, temperature, or time. Others to see at various powers of ten! 1) thermometer 2) microscope 3) binoculars 4) scale 5) rulers 6) telescope 7) clocks 8 ) magnifying glass 9) compasses

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One in a Million

“Orders of magnitude” is a mathematical way of understanding the world around us.  For example, Earth is seven orders of magnitude (7 powers of ten) larger than the man asleep at the picnic in Chicago; a human is three orders of magnitude bigger than a bee. In Powers of Ten , exponential growth (by powers [...]

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