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Blog Archive for the year 02013

Long Now Years: Five-digit Dates and Y10K-compliance at Home

by Mikl Em on December 31st, 02013

Long Now 10-second Intro animation Conceived by Alexander Rose, James Anderson and Chris Baldwin | Sound by Brian Eno The Long Now Foundation uses five-digit dates to guard against the deca-millennium bug (the “Y10K” problem) which will come into effect in about 8,000 years. As you may have noticed any reference we make to a…  Read More

Reviving and Restoring Lost Sounds

by Catherine Borgeson on December 26th, 02013

In 02008 Kevin Kelly called for movage (as opposed to storage) as the only way to archive digital information: “Proper movage means transferring the material to current platforms on a regular basis— that is, before the old platform completely dies, and it becomes hard to do. This movic rythym of refreshing content should be as…  Read More

“Climate Change and Us” Event Video Now Live

by Andrew Warner on December 23rd, 02013

Rarely do we get to hear directly from the scientists who compile, analyze, and synthesize the most recent climate change data. On December 13th, swissnex San Francisco, in partnership with The Long Now Foundation, hosted an event that explained the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent report, and what types of solutions would be…  Read More

David Rumsey’s Historic Maps of San Francisco on Display at SFO

by Charlotte Hajer on December 20th, 02013

There’s no place like an airport to ponder the notion of place in both its microscopic and macroscopic manifestations – in its continuities, and its evolutions. Next time you fly in or out of San Francisco’s International Airport, take a stroll down to Terminal 2 (post-security), where a series of historic local maps and drawings…  Read More

Wake up, Rosetta!

by Austin Brown on December 16th, 02013

Almost ten years ago, the European Space Agency launched a probe with the goal of approaching and studying a comet. The probe was named Rosetta because, just as the Rosetta Stone allowed historians to piece together an ancient language and unlock a great deal of human history, the Rosetta probe will give us a better…  Read More

A Whole New Catalog

by Austin Brown on December 12th, 02013

Amidst a rising, churning sea of gadget blogs, device reviews, and un-boxing videos, Long Now board member Kevin Kelly’s new book takes a step back from the latest release. Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities is actually a group effort – or “crowdsourced” as the (waning?) buzzword would have it – pulled together from 10…  Read More

3,700-Year Old Palatial Wine

by Charlotte Hajer on December 11th, 02013

The history of wine spans millennia: the ancient Romans considered the beverage a daily necessity, Phoenicians wrote the first textbooks on viticulture, and Egyptian pharaohs had wine cellars built into their burial tombs. Now, recent archaeological findings from Israel promise to add new insights to our knowledge of wine drinking practices throughout the ages. A…  Read More

Meet Jennifer Colliau: Bar Manager of The Interval at Long Now

by Mikl Em on December 6th, 02013

Jennifer Colliau, Long Now Salon’s Founding Bar Manager. Photo by Catherine Borgeson Long Now welcomes Jennifer Colliau, one of the Bay Area’s finest cocktail experts, as the manager of our new bar, cafe and social space: The Interval at Long Now. The doors will open to our one-of-a-kind cafe/bar/museum/library at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center…  Read More

Richard Kurin Seminar Media

by Andrew Warner on December 5th, 02013

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. American History in 101 Objects Monday November 18, 02013 – San Francisco   Video is up on the Kurin Seminar page for Members in HD and non-Members in SD. ********************* Audio is up on the Kurin Seminar page, or you…  Read More

A Special Gift for December Long Now Salon Donors

by Mikl Em on December 2nd, 02013

December is the time for giving both holiday gifts and donations to good causes. With that in mind, would you like to trade gifts with Long Now? If you donate $100 or more to the Long Now Salon we will add a special Long Now shot glass to gifts you receive. This offer is only…  Read More

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