The Kid Should See This

Al Jarnow’s Cosmic Clock (1979)

A billion years pass in under two minutes, this classic Al Jarnow animation from 3-2-1 Contact in 1979 visualizes the passage of time for all ages: Cosmic Clock.

From the early 1970s through the 1990s, Jarnow made films for various Children’s Television Workshop programs including 3-2-1 Contact, Electric Company, and Sesame Street, as well as a variety of other experimental projects. He is a painter, educator, museum designer, and software developer.

In the archives: Watch more Al Jarnow on this site, or in this DVD compilation of his work: Celestial Navigations: Short Films of Al Jarnow.

Via Kottke. Thanks, @tommertron.


 
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