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The Powers of Ten


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The levels of detail in an architecture.

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The Powers of Ten

  1. 1. The P wersof Ten<br />By Paul BrinkApril 2010<br />
  2. 2. Five photographs of a man lying in a park in San Francisco<br />Based on a 1977 American documentary short film written and directed by Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 book Cosmic View by KeesBoeke.<br />
  3. 3. Taken from five different distances<br />
  4. 4. The one-meter square<br />0<br />10 meters<br />1 meter<br />
  5. 5. A Picnic<br />1<br />10 meters<br />10 meters<br />
  6. 6. Golden Gate Park<br />3<br />10 meters<br />1,000 meters<br />
  7. 7. North and Central America<br />7<br />10 meters<br />10 megameter<br />
  8. 8. Near the limit of our knowledge<br />25<br />10 meters<br />≈ 1 billion light years<br />
  9. 9. On which photograph do you see the most?<br />
  10. 10. In any photo you see the most!<br />On the first you see many details. On the last you see an overview, but no details.<br />
  11. 11. What is 10100 called?<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. What is 1010100 called?<br />
  14. 14. Plex<br />
  15. 15. Like the five photographs of the man lying in the park, an architecture can be defined on different levels of details<br />Levels of Detail of an Architecture<br />External Environment<br />Company<br />Business Unit<br />Project<br />Application<br />Enterprise Architecture<br />ProjectArchitecture<br />SegmentArchitecture<br />
  16. 16. Paul Brink<br />Website<br />LinkedIn<br />Flickr<br />My goal is to challenge my personal opinion to the opinion of others. “The many are smarter than the few.” So feel free to respond.<br />DisclaimerThis is my personal private opinion, not the opinion of the website managers, director or editors or the organization I work for.<br />