BETA Release

Welcome to a website dedicated to issues of size and scale. I share here notes, links, and false leads from my research into scale. The site includes movies, artworks, scientific and philosophical discussion--anything that is relevant to comprehending extreme scales of this world and our role in it and that I might need for future reference. Click here to read the FAQ.

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Narcissus's Mirror, reproduction of a fine-art print. (c) 2011 Lionel Wolberger, all rights reserved.




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Getting Started On Scalometers

For a painless, entertaining introduction to scale, view these videos:
Eames's Powers of Ten Film: at nine minutes survey, the gold standard of distance surveys.



Al Jarnow's Cosmic Clock, a Sesame Street one-minute survey of scales of time.


Biovisions/XVIVO medical animation, the gold standard of nano-scale life animation, introduced by David Bolinsky at TED:


View more scalometers here.
View more videos on the pages below:


Read about the physical quantities that can me converted into scale surveys here:


Contact Me


Email me! I am scaleman at gmail dot com.



Alphabetical List of All Pages

Below please find an alphabetical list of all pages in the wiki.
  1. 3D Solar System animation by diablo900t
  2. AAAS Educational Benchmark On Scale
  3. allometry
  4. ambit
  5. angle
  6. anthropomorphism
  7. aphorisms
  8. architect's scale
  9. artworks
  10. Atlas
  11. attention
  12. base
  13. bibliography
  14. Boeke, Kees
  15. Bonner, John Tyler
  16. Bridgman, Percy Williams
  17. calculation
  18. calibrated scale
  19. cartographic scale
  20. cartography
  21. category
  22. causality
  23. chronoception
  24. Cold Sparks And Black Holes video
  25. Comparison Of Planets video by bunkagapaipan
  26. conscious
  27. Contact film zoomed opening sequence
  28. context
  29. Cosmic Clock video by Al Jarnow
  30. Cosmic Clock video by Hanson
  31. Cosmic View book by Boeke
  32. Cosmic Voyage film by IMAX
  33. cosmological distance measure
  34. count
  35. Da Vinci, Leonardo
  36. Dawkins, Richard
  37. decay
  38. decibel
  39. Dehaene, Stanislas
  40. Digital Universe Atlas by Haydn Planetarium
  41. dimensional analysis
  42. duality
  43. Eames, Charles
  44. electric charge
  45. electroceptor
  46. embodied cognition
  47. embodied mathematics
  48. emergence
  49. energy
  50. engineer's scale
  51. equilibrioception
  52. etymology
  53. extreme numbers
  54. faq
  55. Fechner’s law
  56. fiction
  57. finances
  58. Five Ages Of The Universe book
  59. force
  60. Fuller, Richard Buckminster
  61. Galileo, Galilei
  62. gauge
  63. Glashow, Sheldon Lee
  64. growth
  65. Hanson, Andrew
  66. Haydn Planetarium exhibits on Scale
  67. hearing
  68. Heart Scalometer
  69. heat
  70. home
  71. horizon
  72. human body
  73. human brain
  74. human population
  75. human scale
  76. humor
  77. index
  78. instrument
  79. intent
  80. interoception
  81. kinematics
  82. knowledge
  83. Koomey's Law
  84. Koyaanisqaatsi film
  85. Kurzweil, Ray
  86. Lakatos, Imre
  87. Lakoff, George
  88. learning curve
  89. length
  90. lexical scale
  91. light
  92. linear encoder
  93. linear scale
  94. living system heirarchy
  95. log
  96. logarithmic metrics
  97. macro-
  98. magnetoreceptor
  99. Malthus, Thomas
  100. Mandlebrot, Benoit