Apparently the inspiration for Powers of Ten, below is a YouTube version of Cosmic Zoom, directed by Canadian Eva Szasz, financed by the National Film Board of Canada.
(Hat tip: Kottke)
That’s neat. The cell zoom is pretty disappointing for 1968 though. They really skipped a few levels that they should have had information about.
So, if Cosmic Zoom predates Powers of Ten, what’s the first visual depiction of this idea?
It might be worth getting the book to see what the focus was, given the lack of biology in the cell. No dice here at the U of T library though.
Interesting video, thanks. The soundtrack is quite scratchy though.
I like the part when we first enter interstellar space and see nothing for a while before neighbouring stars start flooding in. Gives me goosebumps.