Powers of Ten

Here’s the video I mentioned in class (thank you David for suggesting I post it). It’s come up in a few of my classes at Penn, and it sort of straddles the line between science and art. This sort of visualization allows for pretty cool observations, like “Notice the alternation between great activity and relative inactivity–a rhythm that will continue… (5:15)”

Also, found this on the wikipedia article about the film, which I thought was super interesting:

In 1998, Powers of Ten (1977) was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[5][6])


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