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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Term Art’ Category

“The Forty Part Motet” by Janet Cardiff Arrives Next Door to The Interval

by Andrew Warner on November 13th, 02015

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art co-present the California debut of Janet Cardiff’s immersive sound installation The Forty Part Motet at the newly opened Gallery 308, right next door to The Interval. The Forty Part Motet is a 40-part choral performance of English composer, Thomas Tallis’s…  Read More

Member Discount for “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”

by Andrew Warner on October 23rd, 02015

Long Now is proud to be a co-partner with YBCA in showing “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”. The film will be shown at 7:30 PM on Thursday October 29 and 2:00 PM on Sunday November 1 at YBCA’s Screening Room. Troublemakers unearths the history of land art, featuring a cadre of renegades who sought…  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

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

Long Now’s Nevada and Artists with Lasers: January 02015 at The Interval

by Mikl Em on December 18th, 02014

We have just announced our lineup of upcoming events at The Interval for 02015. The first four months of the year will feature talks on art, science, history, technology and long-term thinking. Tickets are on sale now for the first two: January 6, 02015 Scotty Strachan: The Great Basin in the Anthropocene environmental researcher at University…  Read More

Growing A Book For One Hundred Years

by Catherine Borgeson on October 28th, 02014

It started with a seed planted in the mind of Scottish artist Katie Paterson when she made the connection between tree rings and chapters of books. Now several years in the making, Paterson’s vision will unfold over the next century in her artwork Future Library–an ambitious and evolving piece that will outlive Paterson and most…  Read More

World War II Sites, Then and Now

by Charlotte Hajer on October 22nd, 02014

About two years ago, we shared with you a set of enhanced photographs that visualized the transformation of World-War-II-era Leningrad into contemporary St. Petersburg. We recently came across a similar photographic experiment in picturing historical change. The temporal lapse is similar: this interactive series compares 1940s images of European sites that played an important role…  Read More

Larry Harvey Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on October 13th, 02014

On Monday, October 20th, Larry Harvey speaks for Long Now on “Why The Man Keeps Burning,” as part of our monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Each month the Seminar Primer gives you some background about the speaker, including links to learn even more. Burning Man started with humble beginnings in 01986 with 20 people on…  Read More

Jem Finer’s Longplayer for Voices Launches a Kickstarter

by Chia Evers on July 24th, 02014

The Long Now Foundation’s relationship with the Longplayer Trust, which launched a Kickstarter campaign this week, is older than either organization. Nearly 20 years ago, in “The Big Here and the Long Now”, Brian Eno noted that: Since the beginning of the 20th century, artists have been moving away from an idea of art as…  Read More

World’s Oldest Comics: The Kanozero Petroglyphs

by Chia Evers on July 14th, 02014

In Understanding Comics, which Stewart Brand described as “a seminal work at the level of Edward Tufte’s Envisioning Information,” Scott McCloud defined comics as “Juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer.” Using this definition, McCloud proposed several examples of the earliest…  Read More