It’s been 30 years since since Charles and Ray Eames made their brief movie “Powers of Ten”, illustrating what it would be like to zoom out and in from the perspective we normally enjoy to ones at the cosmic and microscopic levels.
Today, applications like Google Earth (and Hollywood spy movies) have made the “Long Zoom” familiar to many of us: but the Eames’ film was one of the earliest attempts to depict this kind of thinking. The Eames Office suggests each October 10th as an opportunity to think about both the Big and Small Picture (literally).
I’ve been thinking for a while now about how to bring Long Zoom perspective to visualization and navigation of the Bible: i’ll be giving a talk about this at Bible Tech 2008. In the meanwhile, Happy Power of Ten Day!
View the movie Powers of Ten: