Friday, August 19, 2005

New Movie Showing Powers of Ten

Some of you may remember the Eames film "Powers of Ten," which dramatically showed changes of scale from the microscopic to the cosmic. I don't think you can view the film on the web, though you can read about it and see other stuff on their web site.

Well, there's a java applet from Florida State University called "Secret Worlds: The Universe Within," which you can view on the web, and it's a very dramatic demonstration of the same concept—from the cosmos to the quark. Take a look at it, then show it to a young person. Or an old person. Or even your spouse (which is how I heard about it).



At 7:46 AM, Blogger Tim said...

uhoh you better change the title of your books now, even the ones that are already published.

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Chet Twarog said...

The Molecular Expression website was a terrific one. Thanks.
I'll let my 6th Grade Earth Science Teaching wife know so that she can use it in her classes.
The movies? Great!
Will you be at Boskone in Feb?
I'll be attending, too.

At 10:02 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Thanks for the tip, Tim. I did look at it and exchanged some emails with the creator of the comic strip "the chaos chronicles." He was interested to hear of my books, which he hadn't known of. Upon googling "chaos chronicles," I was stunned to discover how many things there are bearing that name. I don't think any of them predate mine, but then, recall what I said earlier about titles.

At 10:02 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Chet - I hope your wife can make good use of that. It's a very cool animation.


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