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Blog Archive for the year 02010

Mountain Light

by Alex Mensing on November 15th, 02010

This timelapse is from the film TimeScapes, by the photographer Tom Lowe. It includes shots of bristlecone pine trees, which can live for nearly 5,000 years. It was featured as part of our “Long Shorts” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Rachel Sussman’s “The World’s Oldest…  Read More

1,000 years in 5 minutes

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 15th, 02010

Just saw this video of how European borders have been redrawn over the last millennium. UPDATE: The original video was taken down, this one is from Centennia the company that made the software that made it called the “Historical Atlas 2010”, this version is less cool because its a screen capture but you get the…  Read More

10×10,000

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 12th, 02010

CNN is running a story on the 100,000 year Finnish nuclear storage bunker.  I hope to see this at some point, I love it when people do projects that make our 10,000 year project seem short sighted… In Finland they believe they have found a [nuclear waste] solution, with the world’s first permanent nuclear-waste repository…  Read More

Rick Prelinger Ticket Info

by Contessa Trujillo on November 9th, 02010

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Rick Prelinger on“Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 5” TICKETS Thursday December 16, 02010 at 7:30pm Herbst Theatre on Van Ness Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! &#8226 General Tickets $10 About this Seminar: Rick Prelinger, a guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on November 9th, 02010

WATCH 1 – 6 of 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.

Long Quotes: Michael Cronin

by Tyler Emerson on November 8th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “It is often said that what people strive for is the greatest happiness of the greatest number, but it is worth bearing in mind that the greatest number have not yet been born. Therefore, when we speak about the greatest…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Contessa Trujillo on November 8th, 02010

LISTEN (downloads tab) 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.

Who Needs a Library Anyway?

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 5th, 02010

I just received this nice piece on the future of books and libraries from our friends at Stanford Libraries: Who Needs a Library Anyway? When then-President Gerhard Casper rhetorically asked this question, 12 October 1999 – as the title of his remarks at the dedication of the Bing Wing – there was much talk in…  Read More

Rosetta Disk at the Hammer Museum for an “Enormous Microscopic Evening”

by Laura Welcher on November 4th, 02010

Join Long Now’s Rosetta Project on November 6 from 4 – 7 pm at UCLA’s Hammer Museum where we team up with San Francisco-based CRITTER for an Enormous Microscopic Evening.  We’ll put a Rosetta Disk under the microscope, check out the fine (and finer) print, and maybe hunt for Easter eggs…  More information on the…  Read More

Sounds of yesterday gone forever

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 4th, 02010

One of the readers of this blog “Sinking777” commented on an earlier post and pointed out this digital dark age story on a recent study of sound recordings: The first comprehensive study of the preservation of sound recordings in the U.S., released by the Library of Congress, also found many historical recordings already have been…  Read More