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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Term Art’ Category

Swollen Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 20th, 02008

The folks at Radio Lab have produced a good piece on time in general. It covers a lot of materia, some of it more campy than informative, but had some new info for me at least.   Spice Clock: A clock that tells you what time it is in the dark based on smells released…  Read More

Archiving TV… the old fashion way

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 7th, 02008

This is a wonderful find by “America Found: A Snapshot History” blog. It is someone’s snap shots they took of their TV as one of the Apollo missions took place. There is something quaint and lovely about taking pictures of your television to document an important moment. Pre VCR, pre DVD, pre TiVo but still…  Read More

History Flow

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 6th, 02008

Ben Keating sent me a link to this nifty IBM project called History Flow for tracking community edited documents on line life. My bet is that time-line projects like this are going to become more commonplace in the web 2.0 world. history flow is a tool for visualizing dynamic, evolving documents and the interactions of…  Read More

Kinetic Art at Chabot

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on April 25th, 02008

For those of you in the SF Bay Area, The Chabot Space and Science Center is hosting one of their quarterly Lunar Express Lounge evenings and debuting a cool kinetic wave piece by Margolin. Looks like a fun evening all around with music, drinks, planetarium shows etc. Through a generous offer, Long Now members can…  Read More

Intolerable Beauty

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on April 23rd, 02008

Prison Uniforms, 2007 10×23 feet in six vertical panels Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. Sean Tafller sent me this link to Chris Jordan’s photography. Hi-res photos of e-waste and his “American Portrait” depicting everything from the number of flights per day int he US to…  Read More

Before… and after

by Stuart Candy on April 18th, 02008

Online playpen colorwars is currently running a photo competition called YoungMeNowMe, which involves submitting a shot of yourself as a youngster, together with the closest possible recreation of the same setup and pose, today. Blogger and colorwars maestro Ze Frank posts an example: “The image to the left is me at my first showing of…  Read More

The Ring We Didn’t Know We Wanted ‘Til Just This Second

by Simone Davalos on April 10th, 02008

A designer named Acanthusleaf posted in the LiveJournal Clockworker’s Guild community commentary and pics of this latest project, a gorgeous armillary ring, not unlike a very, very tiny rendition of The Clock’s Orrery: This past week and a half, I have been obsessed with making this ring. It is a variation on one pictured in…  Read More

Tagging the world

by Stuart Candy on April 4th, 02008

Computer artist Scott Blake recently launched an online project entitled “Every Barcode“, which we hereby add to our expanding gallery of long term art… Blake’s “Every Barcode” (exhibited for the next few centuries at is an animated conceptual Net art piece representing every imaginable consumer product. Begun on February 27, 2008, it will take…  Read More

Lifetime Clock

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 13th, 02008

 Many times over the years here at Long Now we have discussed the idea of a lifetime or century clock.  Betrand Planes has now made one.  A clock that ticks of 84 years…  (thanks for sending JD)

Journey of Mankind

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 13th, 02008

 Nice animated time line of human migration sent to me by Paul Saffo (via Jim Warren).  The coolest thing I learned was the very exciting day about 80,000 years ago when a massive volcanic eruption caused a 6 year darkening of the skies!