OT: Powers of Ten

Jeff Reynolds jeff at siphonophore.com
Mon Dec 13 21:37:15 EST 2010


Colin,

yes the idea has been around for a long time and done quite a bit in  
all sorts of ways.
The eames version was commissioned by IBM as part of a traveling  
exhibit at the time and based on the 1957 book by Kees Boeke.

yours is a very nice interactive, and i think i may have played with  
it in the past sometime, it tickled some neurons!

The Eames actually did quite a few short films and designed things  
other than chairs, they are just remembered for that the most! they  
did several exhibits for IBM in the 60s and 70s on math and science  
that were really top top notch. also sometime check out tocatta for  
toy trains -- quite fun!

cheers

jeff



On Dec 13, 2010, at 8:51 PM, use-livecode-request at lists.runrev.com  
wrote:

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> On Dec 13, 2010, at 1:08 PM, Jeff Reynolds wrote:
>
>> The eames version was the grand daddy and still holds up decades  
>> later
>
>
> One bit of trivia, the powers of ten idea was sent to the Natural  
> History Museum on the 1920s, and the one I did was based on that  
> original suggestion. I'm not sure if Eames thought of it himself  
> too, while building chairs, but he may have also known about the  
> 1920s letter.





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