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Blog Archive for the year 02010

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on December 23rd, 02010

WATCH Rachel Sussman’s “The World’s Oldest Living Organisms” 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.

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on December 20th, 02010

LISTEN (downloads tab) Rick Prelinger’s “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 5” 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.

Rick Prelinger, “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 5”

by Stewart Brand on December 20th, 02010

Lives of San Francisco A Summary by Stewart Brand “You are the soundtrack,” Prelinger told the capacity audience at the Herbst Theater, and they responded to his mostly silent archival films by calling out locations, questions, comments, and jokes. They saw footage of a 1941 Market Street parade of allies—floats representing Malta, Russia, France, Britain—and…  Read More

Where does the data go when the host dies?

by Heather Ryan on December 17th, 02010

In the wake of the crumbling Yahoo! behemoth and the clamor of mass Delicious data dumps, it’s worthwhile to stop and ask ourselves just how “archived” is the data that we create and share in these free hosting sites? What kind of promises do these sites make to preserve our information and to care about…  Read More

Philip K. Howard Ticket Info

by Contessa Trujillo on December 10th, 02010

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Philip K. Howard on “Fixing Broken Government” TICKETS Tuesday January 18, 02011 at 7:30pm Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! &#8226 General Tickets $10 About this Seminar: Philip K. Howard is a conservative who inspires standing ovations from…  Read More

The Lego Antikythera Mechanism

by Simone Davalos on December 9th, 02010

http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr http://www.boingboing.net/2010/12/09/how-the-antikythera.html

David Eagleman’s new iPad-only book: Why the Net Matters

by Austin Brown on December 8th, 02010

After his SALT talk for Long Now called Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization, David Eagleman mentioned his interest in writing an entire book on the subject. Kevin Kelly suggested he make it an iPad book, though they both acknowledged they didn’t really know what that meant at the time. Eagleman spent…  Read More

Long Quotes: Peter Thiel

by Tyler Emerson on December 6th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “We’ve had a loss of the sense of the frontier. We have to reclaim that.” – Peter Thiel

Emerald Observatory iPad app

by Paul Saffo on December 3rd, 02010

This is my hands-down favorite clock for the iPad, and could well be the coolest astronomic/civil clock I’ve ever seen: http://emeraldsequoia.com/eo/ Emerald Observatory has everything a time geek could ever want, plus everything an astro geek would want, all in a stunningly elegant interface. [decription below from Emerald] Emerald Observatory displays a wealth of astronomical…  Read More

Is Kurzweil’s future arriving?

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 30th, 02010

John Rennie over at IEEE Spectrum has an excellent article on Ray Kurzweil’s 108 predictions for 02009 from his book Age of Spiritual Machines.  Ray Kurzweil is an avid and fearless predictor who also logged the first of our Long Bets with Mitch Kapor.  I think it is great that people are taking the time…  Read More

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