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Blog Archive for the year 02016

Jane Langdale Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on February 15th, 02016

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Jane Langdale on “Radical Ag: C4 Rice and Beyond” TICKETS Monday March 14, 02016 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: The late 20th century saw the yields of the world’s staple…  Read More

New Member Monday Perks at The Interval

by Andrew Warner on February 12th, 02016

We’re happy to announce that starting this week, Long Now Members may reserve the private room at The Interval for 1-2 hrs on Mondays with no bar minimum! The Interval is a great venue to host a meeting, reception or event. Our private room fits up to 10 people.  Reservation requests will be filled on a first come, first served…  Read More

#nodigitaldarkage?

by Heather Ryan on February 10th, 02016

The concept of the Digital Dark Age has been around for quite some time, and has been a key topic of discussion at the Long Now Foundation since its inception in 01996. In fact, it has been my own raison d’être since I started grad school in 02006. It may be a surprise to some…  Read More

Is the Great Auk a Candidate for De-Extinction?

by Stewart Brand on February 4th, 02016

On June 25 and 26, 2015, a meeting was held at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle, England, to discuss whether the extinct Great Auk–a once-common flightless pelagic bird known as “the penguin of the north”–might be a realistic candidate for bringing back to life using recent breakthroughs in genetic technology.  Twenty-two scientists and…  Read More

Meet Otto — The Interval’s Chalkboard Drawing Machine

by Andrew Warner on January 26th, 02016

One of The Interval’s most distinctive features is “Otto”, our chalkboard drawing machine. Otto is a vector drawing machine that was built by Swiss artist Jürg Lehni. In this short video piece by Fusion media, you get to see Otto making a drawing and hear directly from Jürg about his work. To see Otto drawing in…  Read More

Centuries of the Bristlecone

by Jonathon Keats on January 21st, 02016

The Nevada Museum of Art has a commitment to supporting the creation, study, and preservation of art that explores the boundaries of human environments. In spatial terms that means the Museum collects and exhibits work from the Great Basin outward to the polar regions, the great deserts of the world, and high altitudes, including near…  Read More

Call for Participation: The Long Now Foundation Summer Teacher Institute

by Laura Welcher on January 20th, 02016

The Long Now Foundation Summer Teacher Institute Fostering Long-term Responsibility Fort Mason Center, San Francisco August 8-10, 02016 “Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. The trend might be coming from the acceleration of technology, the short-horizon perspective of market-driven economics, the next-election perspective of democracies, or the distractions of personal multi-tasking….  Read More

Stephen Pyne Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on January 18th, 02016

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Stephen Pyne on “Fire Slow, Fire Fast, Fire Deep” TICKETS Tuesday February 9, 02016 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Fire acts in the short-term & long-term. It periodically destroys landscapes…  Read More

PanLex Looking for Endangered Language Digital Detectives

by Julie Anderson on January 14th, 02016

Every word The PanLex project aims to translate every word from every language into every other language. We already have solid groundwork with 10,000 language varieties and 22 million expressions in the PanLex database, but we still have a long way to go, especially with the more obscure and under-documented languages of the world which…  Read More

Edge Question 02016

by Andrew Warner on January 12th, 02016

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