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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Term Art’ Category

Multi-Millennial Portraits: The Deep Time Photography and Writing of Rachel Sussman

by Catherine Borgeson on June 4th, 02014

The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future, writes artist and SALT speaker Rachel Sussman in The Oldest Living Things in the World. When Rachel spoke for Long Now in 02010 her book on organisms that have lived…  Read More

Retrocomputing Brings Warhol’s Lost Digital Art Back to Life

by Catherine Borgeson on May 16th, 02014

In 01985, Andy Warhol used an Amiga 1000 personal computer and the GraphiCraft software to create a series of digital works. Warhol’s early computer artworks are now viewable after 30 years of dormancy. Commodore International commissioned Warhol to appear at the product launch and produce a few public pieces showing off the Amiga’s multimedia capabilities….  Read More

Watermark: New Film by Edward Burtynsky

by Charlotte Hajer on April 14th, 02014

Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? Renowned photographer and former SALT speaker Edward Burtynsky explores these questions in a new film. Co-directed by Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal, Watermark is a…  Read More

Jem Finer Performs at the Exploratorium

by Charlotte Hajer on April 1st, 02014

Jem Finer, composer of the 1,000 year long composition Longplayer and a founding member of the band The Pogues, will be performing at the Exploratorium on Thursday, April 10, 02014. The event will be the fourth installment of Resonance, a new music series that explores “distant realms of musical possibility.” The Exploratorium describes the upcoming performance…  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

Long Now on xkcd

by Andrew Warner on March 10th, 02014

Today’s xkcd comic features a reference to the Long Now’s dating system in the “secret” mouseover text (hover over the image to read). Those that wish to be early adopters and start using 10k compliant dates now, please refer to our recent post on how to configure your computer’s date interface. For those that follow…  Read More

Laura Welcher Speaks at Contemporary Jewish Museum This Sunday

by Charlotte Hajer on February 13th, 02014

How do public archives, as collections of cultural artifacts, shape our collective memory? And how is this changing as new digital tools make it ever easier for scholars and artists to access these repositories? This Sunday, Long Now’s Laura Welcher joins a group of archivists and artists to discuss these questions and more at the…  Read More

Colonel Matthew Bogdanos Seminar Primer

by Charlotte Hajer on February 10th, 02014

When we think of the awful consequences of war, the deaths of the soldiers and civilians always remind us that futures have been destroyed – the young man who will never raise a family, or the one-year-old daughter who will never know her father. But war in the third millennium AD has brought us an…  Read More

Lost century-old Antarctic images found and conserved

by Catherine Borgeson on January 10th, 02014

Photo: Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) A small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives left nearly a century  ago in an Antarctic exploration hut has been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. “It’s the first example that I’m aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic…  Read More

The Evolution of Little Red Riding Hood

by Charlotte Hajer on November 20th, 02013

We in the Western world are not the only ones who grow up with the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Stories about young children who face off with a trickster wild animal are told around the world. In East Asia, for example, there is the tale of a tiger who masquerades as an…  Read More