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Blog Archive for the year 02010

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on November 30th, 02010

WATCH Lera Boroditsky’s “How Language Shapes Thought” 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 Quotes: Mae West

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 29th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly” – Mae West

Heirloom Design at the SFFD Ladder Shop

by Austin Brown on November 29th, 02010

Ask Media Productions created this report on the San Francisco Fire Department’s unique ladder shop. While most cities have moved on to lighter, less-expensive aluminum ladders, San Francisco’s tight, windy streets lined with electric bus-lines demand sturdy, non-conductive douglas-fir. That wood is given 15 years to age in the ladder shop before it’s shaped into…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on November 24th, 02010

LISTEN (downloads tab) 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.

Model & Fix the Climate in ‘Fate of the World’

by Austin Brown on November 23rd, 02010

Climate change continues to demand solutions, but a unified global response remains elusive. Even among those who want to address the issue, debate about how rages on. We could cut consumption, increase alternative energy production, develop fusion power, implement population control, seed the atmosphere, block the sun… For every proposed solution, there is a counter-argument,…  Read More

Long Quotes: John Kao

by Tyler Emerson on November 23rd, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “We need to see our work on innovation as involving disciplined practice, not the quest for short-term wins. This is an obvious problem in our instant-gratification, quarterly-earnings-based culture in which corporate managers (and politicians) are evaluated and rewarded based on…  Read More

Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 22nd, 02010

This is an event that we had hoped to host this fall but could not because of our very busy production schedule.  A conversation with (Long Now Seminar speaker) Steven Johnson and (Long Now board member and speaker) Kevin Kelly who both released complimentary books in October – Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From,…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on November 19th, 02010

WATCH All Nineteen Speakers in the “Long Conversation” 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.

Rachel Sussman, “The World’s Oldest Living Organisms”

by Stewart Brand on November 18th, 02010

The Missing Science of Biological Longevity A Summary by Stewart Brand Creative photographer Sussman showed beautiful slides of very elderly organisms. The captions were as crucial as the images—naming the species, the place, and the approximate age. You can see many of them here. The series began with the only animal—an eighteen-foot brain coral in…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on November 17th, 02010

WATCH More of the Nineteen Speakers in the “Long Conversation” 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.