Take a Guided Tour of the Universe

Powers of Ten
… “amazing visualization of the universe” is a must see for anyone with even the slightest affinity for planetariums or microscopes …

Fans of Charles and Ray Eames won’t want to miss this one. Scale of the Universe 2 is an eye-opening take on the powers-of-ten concept that the mid-century design team pioneered. Fortunately for us, this version capitalizes on the powers of some pretty standard digital technology to let viewers take the wheel, so to speak.

In Scale of the Universe 2, 14-year old twins Cary Huang and Michael Huang have created an annotated tour of both inner and outer space. It’s a must see for anyone with even the slightest affinity for planetariums or microscopes.

“Just when you thought the age of the Flash-based web animation had come and gone check out this amazing visualization of the universe, created by 14-year old Cary Huang, with the technical assistance of his twin brother, Michael. It lets you zoom through objects of any scale, starting with the Planck length and going all the way up to the whole observable universe.”

— Josh Rothman, Boston Globe

For those unfamiliar with the classic 1968 film, it’s easy to find online: simply search for “eames powers of ten video.”

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