Blog Archive for the year 02003

Peter Schwartz, “The Art Of The Really Long View”

Posted on Friday, December 12th, 02003 by Robin Ward
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Peter Schwartz

The art of the really long view

For such a weighty subject there was a lot of guffawing going on in the Seminar Thursday night.

The topic was “The Art of the Really Long View.” Peter Schwartz chatted through his slides for tonight’s lecture, then the discussion waded in. Present were Danny Hillis, Leighton Read, Angie Thieriot, Ryan Phelan, David Rumsey, Eric Greenberg, Kevin Kelly, Anders Hove, Schwartz, and me.

The event was very well audio and video taped, so we can link you to a fuller version later. For now, here’s a few of my notes…

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Brian Eno, “The Long Now”

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 02003 by Robin Ward
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Brian Eno

The Long Now

Brian told the origins of his realizations about the “small here” versus the “big here” and the “short now” versus the “long now.” He noted that the Big Here is pretty well popularized now, with exotic restaurants everywhere, “world” music, globalization, and routine photos of the whole earth. Instant world news and the internet has led to increased empathy worldwide.

But empathy in space has not been matched by empathy in time. If anything, empathy for people to come has decreased…

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