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Blog Archive for the year 02011

The Future According to Films

by Alex Mensing on November 15th, 02011

We found this wonderful visualization of future events from the world of film on infographipedia, courtesy of Tremulant Design. Most of the occurrences on the timeline take place during this millennium, though a few producers have ventured multi-millennial forecasts.

Long Now in Space

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 13th, 02011

(Astronaut removing the MISSE-7 Experiment with our sample on EVA1 on the STS-134 mission) Back in 02009 through a partnership with Applied Minds, and in turn the Air Force Research Lab (who generously invited us to include a sample), we sent one of our Rosetta materials on an experiment called MISSE-7 (pronounced “missey”), which flew…  Read More

Brian Eno on Colbert Nation

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 11th, 02011

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Brian Eno Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive Founding Long Now board member Brian Eno was on Colbert last night and he got a chance to discuss Long Now and Clock Project.  Also not to be missed is the end…  Read More

Healthy Urbanization Requires Long-term Planning

by Alex Mensing on November 7th, 02011

Researchers at the McKinsey Global Institute have been studying the process of urbanization – what works and what doesn’t – and argue in this article that the detrimental effects of rapid city growth are not directly the result of insufficient resources. Rather, they stem from management that is neither comprehensive enough nor farsighted enough. Does…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Austin Brown on November 2nd, 02011

WATCH Laura Cunningham’s “Ten Millennia of California Ecology” 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.

Dr. Laura Welcher at Berkeley Language Center, November 9th

by Austin Brown on November 1st, 02011

The Berkeley Language Center will be hosting a talk by Long Now’s Dr. Laura Welcher on November 9th. The talk is open to the public and starts at 3:00pm in Dwinelle Hall B-4. The Rosetta Project at The Long Now Foundation is working to build an open public digital collection of all human language as…  Read More

Brewster Kahle Ticket Info

by Austin Brown on October 31st, 02011

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Brewster Kahle on “Universal Access to All Knowledge” TICKETS Wednesday November 30, 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: As founder and librarian of the storied Internet…  Read More

Old Data, New Uses

by Alex Mensing on October 28th, 02011

In the effort to understand our environment, scientists generally rely on natural observations to describe the earth’s past. They examine tree rings, oxygen isotopes, sedimentary rock, pollen, and many other physical records from which we can glean information. These methods are quite fruitful, and when combined they offer compelling evidence. But wouldn’t it be nice…  Read More

A Thousand Years of Taxonomy to Go?

by Alex Mensing on October 27th, 02011

About ten years ago The Long Now Foundation initiated an effort to document every living organism on the planet within 25 years. The project was called All Species and while it did not make it through the dot com burst, it was continued by initiatives such as the Encyclopedia of Life and the Census of…  Read More

David Eagleman Lecture at Bay Area Science Festival

by Alex Mensing on October 26th, 02011

Long Now Board Member David Eagleman will be speaking as part of the Bay Area Science Festival presentation “Will We Ever Understand the Brain” on Wednesday, November 2, 02011. Eagleman will discuss with Henry Markram, coordinator of the Human Brain Project, whether the myriad functions of the brain will someday be clear to us, or…  Read More