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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Shorts’ Category

Wire Cutters Short Film

by Andrew Warner on September 17th, 02015

Wire Cutters is a short animated film created by artist Jack Anderson. It concerns two robots who run into each other while mining on a desolate planet and then fight over their minerals. The film is too long to be considered a Long Short for our Seminar series, but nonetheless exemplifies long-term thinking.

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

“Wanderers” Short Film Gives Glimpse of Our Possible Future in Space

by Andrew Warner on December 11th, 02014

“Wanderers“, a short film by director Erik Wernquist, depicts a not-so-far future in which humanity has expanded throughout the solar system. The film starts with a panorama of humans 10,000 years ago at the dawn of civilization, a key point of reference in Long Now’s own intellectual ecosystem. There are two specific aspects that set…  Read More

Long Short: Burning Man Timelapse

by Andrew Warner on April 24th, 02014

Before each of our SALT talks, we show what we call a “Long Short”, a short film that exemplifies long-term thinking. We pick films that are thematically related to the Seminar of the evening, yet don’t have too much overlap with the main content. For Tuesday’s Seminar, we hosted Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and…  Read More

The Majestic Plastic Bag

by Alex Mensing on September 6th, 02013

The Majestic Plastic Bag from Heal the Bay on Vimeo. Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization working to improve watersheds and coastal areas of Southern California, made this short film that tracks the ‘migration’ of a plastic bag from the grocery store to the ocean. The film is narrated by Jeremy Irons, and was…  Read More

Silent Evolution

by Alex Mensing on August 28th, 02013

Silent Evolution by Jennifer Piazza was screened at Timothy Ferris’ September 02011 SALT talk, “Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times“. It features the art of Jason deCaires Taylor. Taylor’s installation work is not found in galleries or typical sculpture gardens. Instead he places sculptures on the ocean floor, in locations where they slowly and silently accrue…  Read More

Spaceship Earth

by Charlotte Hajer on May 13th, 02013

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. In 01963, Buckminster Fuller wrote: Our little Spaceship Earth is only eight thousand miles in diameter, which is almost a negligible dimension in the great vastness of space. Our nearest star – our energy-supplying mother-ship, the Sun – is ninety-two million miles away … Our little Spaceship Earth is right…  Read More

The Returning Tree

by Alex Mensing on February 12th, 02013

The Returning Tree from YuriSerizawa on Vimeo. Digital artist Yuri Serizawa created this visualization as his graduation work at Digital Hollywood. It blends the biological with the urban and set the stage for our June 02012 SALT talk with Benjamin Barber on the role of cities in the future, “If Mayors Ruled the World.” We…  Read More

The Lunar 02013

by Charlotte Hajer on December 13th, 02012

The universe may be governed by quantum probability and uncertainty, but we can nevertheless predict the movements of bodies in our solar system with relative accuracy. For a preview of how the Moon will behave in 02013, this video offers an animated choreography of its phases and libration as it ellipses around our planet. And…  Read More

Our Story in 1 Minute

by Austin Brown on November 8th, 02012

Our Story in 1 Minute – a quick, inspiring reminder of how far we’ve come, with original music by MelodySheep aka John Boswell. (Thanks, Stuart!)

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