Love Letters to Powers of Ten | KCET
Love Letters to Powers of Ten
Made in 1968, Powers of Ten is deceptively simple, with the goal to show the scale of the universe. The pair played with different interfaces for the information across several years, finally arriving at a format that communicated the most information before crossing the line into dizzying distraction. The resulting film does what the best information visualizations do, namely convey the key information in a manner that is at once aesthetically dazzling and scientifically correct. Powers of Ten pulls this off visually and viscerally, catapulting viewers into space, and then zooming them quickly back inside the body of a hapless picnicker.
To recognize the film and spark creativity, the Core77 team is hosting a competition inviting 2-minute video responses to Powers of Ten. Your submission may be "a reinterpretation, a mash-up, a tribute, a reflection, a love letter," and if it's great and wins, you'll soon be relaxing in an Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair. The deadline is January 9, 2010.
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