Artifact Details

Title

Powers of ten

Catalog Number

102705974

Type

Moving image

Date

1978

Credits

Eames, Charles

Publisher

Pyramid Films

Place of Publication

Santa Monica, California

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number F 8.83 On outside of canister
Deprecated CHM identification number VT 325, F8.83 The previous record was listed under this catalog number.
Deprecated CHM number VT 325 On outside of canister

Duration

00:09:00

Dimensions

overall: 7 in

Format

16mm film

Description

Illustrates the relationship between the number ten and the size of the physical universe. First focusing on the reclining figure of a man, the camera zooms outward to the edges of the known universe; then back again, past the man to the nucleus of a carbon atom. Changes in size, distance and time are described by factors of ten. Mixed live action and animation.