Video of the Day: Graffiti Powers of Ten


Exponents: the world’s most entertaining math function? If the designing Eameses, a natural history museum, and a New York graffiti artist have anything to do with it, then yes. In this clip from, Red Bucket filmmakers Nick Poe and Alex Kalman collaborate with local graffito Katsu in an imaginative riff on Charles and Ray Eames’ 1977 film classic Powers of Ten . The idea is to take an object sized 101 and dramatically increase its scale (up to 1024, or the observable size of the universe). Katsu doesn’t quite get to space, though he does an admirable job of sketching his tag on a 1/20-inch grain of rice, then blowing it up on a 120 foot-wide rooftop.