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Blog Archive for the year 02009

Long Bets in 02010

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 31st, 02009

Long Bets to be decided in 02010

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on December 29th, 02009

There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them. Watch the video of Sander van der Leeuw’s “The Archaeology of…  Read More

Thomas Jefferson and the Clock of the Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 24th, 02009

Thomas Jefferson and the Clock of the Long Now

Wade Davis Ticket Info

by Danielle Engelman on December 16th, 02009

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking presents Wade Davis on “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World” Wednesday January 13, 02010 at 7:30 pm at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! or you can purchase tickets for $10 each. About…  Read More

1,000 Years of Forgetting

by Kevin Kelly on December 15th, 02009

One thousand years from now, much of what we know will be forgotten. That’s been true in the past. We have only a fragmentary cultural memory of what happened 1,000 years ago. And what we think we know about 1000 may in fact be quite garbled. In a very witty demo of this, this youtube…  Read More

The next mass extinction

by Kirk Citron on December 14th, 02009

The Long News: stories that might still matter fifty, or a hundred, or ten thousand years from now. Hollywood notwithstanding, it seems fairly unlikely that mankind will be wiped out in 02012. But unfortunately, tales of mass extinction turn out to have some basis in reality; some even say we are already in the midst…  Read More

The Long Zoom of Social Transformation

by Stuart Candy on December 12th, 02009

You’ve seen Seattle-based artist Chris Jordan‘s work before — at this very blog, for instance. Aside from the unmistakable green thread of ecologically conscientious, socially critical themes running through it, a signature element is his use of scale: a pattern that looks one way at a distance is revealed as something else up close. Often…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on December 11th, 02009

There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them. Listen to the Audio of Rick Prelinger’s “Lost Landscape’s of San…  Read More

Mumble in the Jungle

by Austin Brown on December 11th, 02009

This week, the New York Times ran an article about a recent scientific discovery in the predator alert calls of Campbell’s monkeys.   Strikingly, they seem to have the ability to create complex calls out of multiple elements – a “morphological” (word building) process previously thought to only take place in human language. Human languages…  Read More

Visualizing empires in decline

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 9th, 02009

Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo. This video timeline was sent in by Bryan Campen and covers the last 200 years of major world powers.  Fun visualization over time…

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