Powers of Ten revisited
I love the Powers of Ten movie by Ray and Charles Eames. I have talked about it several times here in designwritings and on boxes and arrows. boingboing points me to Science, Optics and You which houses an interactive java applet that takes the concept of the Powers of Ten, revisits the idea with current science and optical equipment (think landsat images over the earth and super magnified microscopes) and presents a very cool experience.
While this applet is very cool, it is missing the presentation of information that made the Powers of Ten an information design masterpiece. The website has paragraphs of text to explain the concepts that the Eames displayed with very elegant information design accompanying the images.Posted by erin at 10:57 PM | in Theory