Sunday, October 10, 2010
10-10-10 (The power of ten at the Exploratorium)
From their first film, the unfinished Traveling Boy (1950), to the extraordinary Powers of Ten (1977), their cinematic work was an outlet for ideas, a vehicle for experimentation and education.
The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten (see also logarithmic scale and order of magnitude). The film is an adaptation of the 1957 book Cosmic View by Kees Boeke, and more recently is the basis of a new book version. Both adaptations, film and book, follow the form of the Boeke original, adding color and photography to the black and white drawings employed by Boeke in his seminal work. A simple word search at the Library of Congress brought up 256 items, testifying to the continuing importance of the their work
Exploratorium @ The Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street. San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 561-0360 - general information
(415) 561-0362 - Tactile Dome reservations
Open Tuesday—Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The mathematical importance of 10/10/10 (or not, YMMV): http://lotsasplainin.blogspot.com/