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Blog Archive for the year 02011

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on October 21st, 02011

WATCH Timothy Ferriss’ “Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times” 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 Danielle Engelman on October 19th, 02011

LISTEN (downloads tab) 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.

Laura Cunningham, “Ten Millennia of California Ecology”

by Stewart Brand on October 18th, 02011

Eco-continuity in California A Summary by Stewart Brand California ecology used to be much more driven by floods and fires, Cunningham said, showing with her paintings how the Great Valley would become a vast inland sea, like a huge vernal pool progressing each year from navigable water to intense flower displays to elk-grazed grassland. Lake…  Read More

Simon vs. Ehrlich, Round 2

by Alex Mensing on October 13th, 02011

Roger Pielke Jr. made an observation on his blog recently regarding the past decade’s rapid increase in commodity prices and the classic debate between optimistic Cornucopians and pessimistic Malthusians. In 01990 ecologist Paul Ehrlich – who has spoken at The Long Now Foundation’s SALT series – lost a decade-long bet to economist Julian Simon. In…  Read More

Dr. Laura Welcher at the Internationalization and Unicode Conference – October 18th

by Austin Brown on October 11th, 02011

With thousands of languages and writing systems used all over the world, making computers and the web widely accessible has taken a herculean effort, with much yet to be done. One of the main tools used in the expansion of the web’s global reach is Unicode – a database of over 193,000 characters from 93…  Read More

Farewell Roger

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 5th, 02011

 On September 30th 02011 Long Now lost of one of our own, emeritus board member Roger Kennedy.  Roger came to Long Now while we were trying to find a Clock site back in 01998.  He jumped in immediately leading us on amazing road trips throughout the south west.  His knowledge of ancient America was beyond…  Read More

Beyond 10,000 AD

by Austin Brown on September 29th, 02011

Long Now encourages a 10,000 year perspective, but if that just isn’t enough zeroes for you, check out FutureTimeline.net, a site that literally goes Beyond 10,000: Welcome to the future! Here you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of…  Read More

Laura Cunningham Ticket Info

by Danielle Engelman on September 27th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Laura Cunningham on “Ten Millennia of California Ecology” TICKETS Monday October 17, 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: Ecologically, the past is always present if you know where…  Read More

Slow Science

by Alex Mensing on September 26th, 02011

When it comes to  society’s propensity for compromisingly short-term thinking, not even the scientific community is immune. A recent post on John Horgan‘s blog at Scientific American discussed a few of the trends responsible for the hastiness (and resulting shoddiness) of too much of our scientific activity. Among the trends is an overemphasis on ‘popular’…  Read More

Mechanicrawl 02011

by Austin Brown on September 21st, 02011

This Saturday September 24th, Long Now brings back Mechanicrawl – a self-guided exploration of the mechanical marvels along San Francisco’s North Shore. A single ticket – free to members of partner organizations – provides access to all the attractions and special demonstrations going on throughout the event, 10:00am – 5:00pm. You can get your tickets…  Read More