Wednesday, March 4, 2009


After a cursory discussion of the education film and the still image film strip projections, accompanied by taped narration, with some graduate students we tried to come up with some formative "edutainment" films from our youth. We agreed on the film "Powers of 10" which begins at a picnic from which it magnifies outward (and backward) from the earth to the "edge" of the known, and then back in similar fashion, following the same line to the molecules and atoms in one of the picnicker's hands.

Someone in the group observed that the "edges of the known" represented in this way suggests a cultural construction of the boundaries of the spiritual, by way of a heuristic common sense/ideology.

1 comment:

John Foster Cartwright said...

Lil John Says Yes yes yes to the closing statement.