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Charles and Ray Eames: A Communication Primer

The Eames’ showed that films could be approached as a design exercise and as such were the forerunners to much of today’s information design, which has had a resurgence as a result of the Web. Their best known piece is Powers of Ten, but this is another little beauty.

The film is nicely self-referential since it deals with Shannon’s information theory. However, the astounding thing is that the Eames’ were savvy about Shannon’s groundbreaking work which was published only 5 years before. To put this in context, its as if Frank Lloyd Wright had written a book about Einstein’s Special Relativity in 1910, when it wasn’t fully endorsed by the physics community.

Via Kottke Via Infosthetics


4 comments on “Charles and Ray Eames: A Communication Primer

  1. Jeff Milner says:

    Dead embed.

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  3. jp says:

    Hello, You can stream or download the missing video from

  4. admin says:

    Thanks JP and Jessica

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