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Blog Archive for the year 02012

The Interval at Long Now Bottle Keep: Time in a Bottle

by Mikl Em on November 28th, 02012

Lance Winters, Master Distiller of St. George Spirits, says the nature of his craft is to archive the essence of a time and place. Lance has helped us make an aromatic gin featuring Juniper berries harvested amongst the 5,000 year-old Bristlecone Pines on Long Now’s Nevada site. Our gin will only be served at the…  Read More

Lazar Kunstmann and Jon Lackman Seminar Media

by Austin Brown on November 27th, 02012

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Preservation without Permission: the Paris Urban eXperiment Tuesday November 13, 02012 – San Francisco Video is up on the Kunstmann and Lackman Seminar page for Members. ********************* Audio is up on the Kunstmann and Lackman Seminar page, or you…  Read More

Charles Mann on the State of the Species

by Austin Brown on November 26th, 02012

Charles Mann, a former SALT speaker, asks (and gets pretty deep into answering): Why and how did humankind become “unusually successful”? And what, to an evolutionary biologist, does “success” mean, if self-destruction is part of the definition? Does that self-destruction include the rest of the biosphere? What are human beings in the grand scheme of…  Read More

Help Long Now build a new space for long-term thinking

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 15th, 02012

The Long Now Foundation is creating a new place for ideas, and it will serve great cocktails! We have begun a campaign to transform our space in Fort Mason into a salon, museum, cafe and bar.  We invite you to check out the video and if you can, please support us by reserving a Founders…  Read More

Peter Warshall Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on November 13th, 02012

“Enchanted by the Sun: The CoEvolution of Light, Life, and Color on Earth” Wednesday November 28, 02012 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco Peter Warshall’s work is aimed at helping people understand the cultural and ecological systems in which they’re embedded. He studied biology at Harvard, anthropology under Claude Lévi-Strauss, and has worked in communities…  Read More

Rick Prelinger Seminar Tickets

by Austin Brown on November 12th, 02012

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Rick Prelinger on “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 7” TICKETS Tuesday December 11, 02012 at 7:30pm Castro Theater 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 makes…  Read More

Our Story in 1 Minute

by Austin Brown on November 8th, 02012

Our Story in 1 Minute – a quick, inspiring reminder of how far we’ve come, with original music by MelodySheep aka John Boswell. (Thanks, Stuart!)

The Bedrock of Politics

by Alex Mensing on November 6th, 02012

NPR’s Robert Krulwich recently shared on his blog a fantastic stitching together of processes that operate on vastly different time scales: geology, economics and politics. It took the eye of a geologist – Steven Dutch – to recognize the deep-time significance of a narrow corridor of counties running through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and into the…  Read More

Looking Back on the 21st Century

by Charlotte Hajer on November 5th, 02012

“These days, excess energy is very expensive, but for most people it just doesn’t matter. Most communities are locally self-sufficient. Everyone grows food using permaculture principles. Agricultural monoculture became deeply unfashionable during the great GM disease outbreaks of the 2030s. During the chaos, we were smart enough to keep the Internet going. Giving up broadcast…  Read More

The Long History of New World Wine

by Charlotte Hajer on November 2nd, 02012

The term “New World Wine” may be a bit of a misnomer. In 01976, a British wine merchant introduced California wines to France by organizing a blind tasting event for local connoisseurs. To everyone’s great surprise, bottles from California won first place in each category, and thereby earned a place on the international map of…  Read More