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Blog Archive for the year 02014

Larry Harvey Seminar Media

by Andrew Warner on November 5th, 02014

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Why The Man Keeps Burning Monday October 20, 02014 – San Francisco Video is up on the Harvey Seminar page. ********************* Audio is up on the Harvey Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast. ********************* The Hundred…  Read More

Rosetta Probe Landing: Live Stream & Breakfast Event

by Austin Brown on November 3rd, 02014

On November 12, 02014 from 6:00am to 9:00am PT, you can watch the live stream of the Rosetta Space Probe (which carries our Rosetta Disk) sending its lander, Philae, down to comet 67P. Here in the Bay Area, The Long Now Foundation is partnering with the Chabot Space Center and swissnex SF to host a…  Read More

Karen Marcelo at The Interval: San Francisco’s Art and Tech-Hacking History

by Mikl Em on October 30th, 02014

Karen Marcelo photo by Jay Bain Karen Marcelo (dorkbot SF, Survival Research Labs) Tuesday November 4, 02014 7:30pm at The Interval (check-in at 6:30) Advanced Tickets recommended Programmer, artist, and founder of dorkbot SF, Karen Marcelo discusses the tradition of San Francisco Bay Area technologically-minded artists and hackers in the past, present and future. For decades a curious creativity…  Read More

Growing A Book For One Hundred Years

by Catherine Borgeson on October 28th, 02014

It started with a seed planted in the mind of Scottish artist Katie Paterson when she made the connection between tree rings and chapters of books. Now several years in the making, Paterson’s vision will unfold over the next century in her artwork Future Library–an ambitious and evolving piece that will outlive Paterson and most…  Read More

Alexander Rose on The 10,000 Year Clock @ The Interval, Tuesday 10/28

by Mikl Em on October 23rd, 02014

Alexander Rose photo by Christopher Michel Alexander Rose: Designing for Longevity Building The 10,000 Year Clock Tuesday October 28, 02014 at 7:30pm at The Interval (check-in at 6:30) Advanced Tickets recommended Late in the last millennium, Danny Hillis told a small group of friends about his idea for building a monument-scale clock that would last for 10,000 years. The…  Read More

World War II Sites, Then and Now

by Charlotte Hajer on October 22nd, 02014

About two years ago, we shared with you a set of enhanced photographs that visualized the transformation of World-War-II-era Leningrad into contemporary St. Petersburg. We recently came across a similar photographic experiment in picturing historical change. The temporal lapse is similar: this interactive series compares 1940s images of European sites that played an important role…  Read More

The Manual for Civilization takes The Knight Foundation News Challenge

by Mikl Em on October 18th, 02014

What captures your imagination about the future of libraries? That’s the question asked by The Knight Foundation in an open call for innovative library projects. There have been 680 proposals from around the country, and only a few days remain to give feedback and “Applaud” your favorites.  We think our Manual for Civilization project fits well with The Knight…  Read More

Mark Lynas: 9 Planetary Boundaries, Finessing the Anthropocene — Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on October 17th, 02014

“The Holocene is over and welcome to the Anthropocene our very uniquely human geological era.” In March 02012 environmental activist and author Mark Lynas gave a sobering assessment of Earth in the Anthropocene. Lynas offers a framework for tracking the health of our planet, outlining nine measurable “boundaries” that if crossed threaten the well-being of humans on Earth. And…  Read More

Kevin Kelly Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on October 16th, 02014

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Kevin Kelly presents “Technium Unbound” TICKETS Wednesday November 12, 02014 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: What comes after the Internet? What is bigger than the web? What will produce more…  Read More

How We Got To Now: new PBS show starring Steven Johnson

by Andrew Warner on October 15th, 02014

Tonight, October 15th 02014, former SALT Speaker Steven Johnson’s new TV series premieres on PBS. The show, “How We Got To Now”, is co-produced by PBS and BBC, and focuses on different themes showing how long cumulative efforts can result in massive systemic change. The first of the six episodes, “Clean”, focuses on how sanitary conditions…  Read More