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Blog Archive for the year 02015

MIT Paleoclimate Study Reveals When the American West Dried Up

by Charlotte Hajer on November 3rd, 02015

We know that the American West was once much wetter than it is today; the region is riddled with ancient lake beds and fossilized aquatic creatures. At some point in the last 15,000 years, these inland seas disappeared and turned to desert – but exactly when this happened was not well known. Until recently: a…  Read More

Real Future Fair and STEAM Carnival

by Andrew Warner on November 2nd, 02015

We have arranged discounts for our members at 2 upcoming events in San Francisco; the STEAM Carnival and the Real Future Fair, where our Executive Director Alexander Rose will be speaking. If you’re a member, more info on both of these events and instructions on how to access your member discount can be found in…  Read More

10,000 Years of Oral Narrative

by Charlotte Hajer on October 29th, 02015

Just off the coast of Australia, a few miles west of Perth, lie three small limestone islands. Today they’re a popular destination for boat trips and air taxis, but a local Aboriginal tribe tells stories of a time when these three isles were connected to the mainland by lush forest. One day, the stories recount,…  Read More

Philip Tetlock Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on October 28th, 02015

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Philip Tetlock presents “Superforecasting” TICKETS Monday November 23, 02015 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15 About this Seminar: The pundits we all listen to are no better at predictions than a “dart-throwing chimp,” and they are…  Read More

Long Now Exhibit & Talk at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota

by Andrew Warner on October 27th, 02015

University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota is hosting a new exhibit Designed to Last: A Look at the Projects of the Long Now Foundation through December 18th 02015. The exhibit features a Rosetta Disk, limestone core samples from The Clock site, and the prototype of the Solar Synchonizer of The 10,000 Year Clock….  Read More

Live audio stream for Andy Weir at The Interval on October 27, 02015

by Mikl Em on October 24th, 02015

Long Now members can tune in for a live audio simulcast of this sold out event starting at 7:15 PT, October 27 Andy Weir author of The Martian speaks in Long Now’s “Conversations at The Interval” series this Tuesday. Andy will talk about the real science of a Mars colonization mission. What would Martian colonization…  Read More

Member Discount for “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”

by Andrew Warner on October 23rd, 02015

Long Now is proud to be a co-partner with YBCA in showing “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”. The film will be shown at 7:30 PM on Thursday October 29 and 2:00 PM on Sunday November 1 at YBCA’s Screening Room. Troublemakers unearths the history of land art, featuring a cadre of renegades who sought…  Read More

James Fallows Seminar Media

by Andrew Warner on October 20th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Civilization’s Infrastructure Tuesday, October 6 02015 – San Francisco Video is up on the Fallows Seminar page. ********************* Audio is up on the Fallows Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast. ********************* Infrastructure investment tricks – a…  Read More

Saul Griffith Seminar Media

by Andrew Warner on October 3rd, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Infrastructure & Climate Change Monday September 21, 02015 – San Francisco Video is up on the Griffith Seminar page. ********************* Audio is up on the Griffith Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast. ********************* Green infrastructure –…  Read More

Live audio stream for John Markoff at The Interval on September 29, 02015

by Mikl Em on September 28th, 02015

Long Now members can tune in for a live audio simulcast of this sold out event starting at 7:15 PT, September 29 Veteran technology writer John Markoff speaks in Long Now’s “Conversations at The Interval” series this Tuesday. He will discuss his new book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans…  Read More