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Blog Archive for the year 02015

Edge Question 02015

by Charlotte Hajer on January 28th, 02015

It’s been an annual tradition since 01998: with a new year comes a new Edge question. Every January, John Brockman presents the members of his online salon with a question that elicits discussion about some of the biggest intellectual and scientific issues of our time. Previous iterations have included prompts such as “What should we…  Read More

Pace Layers Thinking: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand @ The Interval — January 27, 02015

by Mikl Em on January 27th, 02015

“Pace Layers” diagram from Stewart Brand’s book “The Clock of the Long Now” January 27, 02015: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand (Long Now Board members) Pace Layer Thinking at The Interval This talk is sold out. Long Now members can tune in for a live audio simulcast at 7:15 PT on January 27 In “Pace…  Read More

David Keith Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on January 20th, 02015

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking David Keith on “Patient Geoengineering” TICKETS Tuesday February 17, 02015 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: The main arguments against geo-engineering (direct climate intervention) to stop global warming are: 1) It…  Read More

Mathieu Victor at The Interval: January 20: Artists with Lasers

by Mikl Em on January 13th, 02015

January 20, 02015: Mathieu Victor (artist, technologist) Artists with Lasers: Art, Tech, & Craft in the 21st Century Co-produced with Zero1 Tickets are still available: space is limited and these talks tend to sell out. Technology enables art, and artists push technologies to their limits. That’s just part of the long-running story that Mathieu Victor will…  Read More

From the City to the Great Basin: a Trip to Long Now’s Mountain in Nevada

by Mikl Em on January 8th, 02015

The Big Here video documenting a drive from San Francisco to Mount Washington in eastern Nevada was made in 02009 and shown as a Long Short before Stewart Brand’s Rethinking Green SALT talk. We showed it again this week at The Great Basin in the Anthropocene talk by Scotty Strachan at The Interval. That event…  Read More

Jesse Ausubel Seminar Primer

by Charlotte Hajer on January 6th, 02015

On Tuesday, January 13, Jesse Ausubel will present Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing Through Concentrating Human Activities, as part of our monthly Seminars About Long-Term Thinking. Each month the Seminar Primer gives you some background information about the speaker, including links to learn even more. The stories and scary graphs aren’t hard to find:…  Read More

Scotty Strachan: The Great Basin in the Anthropocene @ The Interval January 6 — The Mountains Keep Teaching

by Mikl Em on January 4th, 02015

Photo by Scotty Strachan January 6, 02015: Scotty Strachan (University Nevada-Reno) Long Now’s Nevada: the Great Basin in the Anthropocene Tickets are still available This Tuesday a very special event begins our 02015 series of salon talks at The Interval in San Francisco. The Great Basin in the Anthropocene on January 6 will be a night…  Read More

The Thing from the Future: Prognostication Can Be Fun

by Ahmed Kabil on January 2nd, 02015

Imagining the future can be daunting, but The Thing from the Future card game makes it fun. While its creators the Situation Lab (a project of artist/designer Jeff Watson and Long Now fellow Stuart Candy) simply call it “an imagination game”, it’s quite an elegant factory for generating alternative futures. Through collaboratively and competitively describing…  Read More

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