28 August, 2008

Nicon's Universcale

I love things that help develop understanding of difficult concepts, and Nicon's Universcale does that. It is a visualisation of the massive differences in size between the size of the whole universe and the sub atomic scale.

I think it shows the way that online technologies (in this case Flash) can be used well to convey something that would be very difficult any other way. Well made visualisation tools like this and Google Earth, can help change the way we see the world around us.

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2 comments:

Rob Spence said...

Very well done. I was reminded of the Eames film I blogged about recently:
http://spencro.blogspot.com/2008/08/powers-of-10.html

Peter Beaumont said...

That is pretty impressive too. Thinking about these things is making my brain hurt.