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Blog Archive for the ‘Clock of the Long Now’ Category

Alexander Rose speaking in Portland September 17th

by Andrew Warner on August 31st, 02015

On Thursday, September 17th, Alexander Rose (Executive Director of Long Now) will give a talk on how to design for 10,000 years, including how he approached many of the unique design challenges of The Clock. Thursday, September 17th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Lincoln Recital Hall (PSU) 1620 SW Park Avenue General Admission: $10 Tickets available…  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

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

Brian Eno and Danny Hillis: The Long Now, now — a Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on December 9th, 02014

photos by Kelly Ida Scope In January 02014 Brian Eno and Danny Hillis, co-founders of The Long Now Foundation, spoke about The Long Now, now in our Seminars About Long-term Thinking series. Long Now’s third co-founder, Stewart Brand, joined them onstage for the second part of the talk. Leaving the planet, singing, religion, drugs, sex, and parenting are all touched on in…  Read More

Where Time Begins

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 20th, 02014

Last year I had the opportunity to give a talk and tour of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC at the invitation of Demetrios Matsakis, the director of the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Time Service department.  The Naval Observatory hosts the largest collection of precise frequency standards in the world, and uses them to, among…  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

Long Now’s Orrery Prototype For The 10,000 Year Clock

by Austin Brown on June 27th, 02014

One of the first things that visitors see when they walk into The Interval, Long Now’s new public space, is the Orrery–a prototype for part of the 10,000 Year Clock now under construction. The Orrery is a simplified mechanical model of our solar system, a precise and durable computer, and an eight-foot-tall kinetic sculpture. This…  Read More

Edward Burtynsky: The 10,000-year Gallery – A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on March 19th, 02014

In October 02008 Edward Burtynsky spoke for Long Now on The 10,000-year Gallery. Burtynsky, an internationally-recognized photographer, presented his ideas for a gallery of images to accompany the Clock of the Long Now. Twice a month we highlight a Seminar About Long-term Thinking (SALT) from our archives. Long Now members can watch this Seminar video…  Read More

Chime Generator Table for The Interval at Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 6th, 02014

We want to share some of the details about The Interval, our public space in San Francisco which opens this Spring. We’ve planned a series of updates that will include an introduction to our Chalkboard Robot, more about Brian Eno’s sound & light installations in the space, documentation of the final construction work, and details…  Read More

Long Now intro – sound by Brian Eno

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 22nd, 02013

Today we’re debuting a 10-second animated Long Now intro that will soon be seen at the start of all Long Now videos and clips. It’s a brief glimpse into parts of The 10,000 Year Clock in virtual form as you watch 20,000 years tick by. Sometimes the long-term can be contemplated in small increments… It…  Read More