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Blog Archive for the ‘Seminars’ Category

Nicky Case: The Attractors Behind Disasters

by Ahmed Kabil on January 25th, 02018

Why do disasters like blackouts and financial crises cascade so quickly, but fixing them takes so long? The answer, game developer Nicky Case says, is “attractors”—the parts of a complex system that attract the system towards failure. This is an excerpt from Nicky Case’s August 02017 Long Now talk, “Seeing Whole Systems.” Watch full video of…  Read More

Stewart Brand Gives In-Depth and Personal Interview to Tim Ferriss

by Ahmed Kabil on January 16th, 02018

Tim Ferriss, who wrote the The Four Hour Work Week and gave a Long Now talk on accelerated learning in 02011, recently interviewed Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand on his podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show”. The interview is wide-ranging, in-depth, and among the most personal Brand has given to date. Over the course of nearly…  Read More

Frank Ostaseski Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on March 17th, 02017

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Frank Ostaseski on “What the Dying Teach the Living” TICKETS Monday April 10, 02017 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher, lecturer and author, whose focus…  Read More

Bjorn Lomborg Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on March 1st, 02017

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Bjorn Lomborg’s Seminar ”From Feel-Good to High-Yield Good: How to Improve Philanthropy and Aid” TICKETS Monday March 13, 02017 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Bjorn Lomborg does cost/benefit analysis on…  Read More

The 10,000-Year Geneaology of Myths

by Ahmed Kabil on February 8th, 02017

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SCENES in the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France depicts a confrontation between a man and a bison. The bison appears fixed in place, stabbed by a spear. The man has a bird’s head and is lying prone on the ground. Scholars have long puzzled over the pictograph’s meaning, as…  Read More

Jennifer Pahlka Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on January 11th, 02017

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Jennifer Pahlka presents “Fixing Government: Bottom Up and Outside In” TICKETS Wednesday February 1, 02017 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Code for America was founded in 02009 by Jennifer Pahlka…  Read More

Steven Johnson Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on December 12th, 02016

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Steven Johnson presents “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World” TICKETS Wednesday January 4, 02017 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Steven Johnson is a writer and co-creator of the PBS…  Read More

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 11 Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on November 15th, 02016

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Rick Prelinger presents “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 11″ TICKETS Tuesday December 6th & Wednesday December 7, 02016 at 7:30pm Castro Theater Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $20   About this Seminar: Our annual Lost Landscapes of San Francisco…  Read More

Douglas Coupland Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on October 19th, 02016

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Douglas Coupland presents “The Extreme Present” TICKETS Tuesday November 1, 02016 at 7:30pm SFJAZZ Center Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Douglas Coupland has done so much more than name a generation (“Generation X”—post-Boomer, pre-Millennial,…  Read More

Jonathan Rose Seminar Tickets

by Andrew Warner on August 23rd, 02016

  The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking Jonathan Rose on “The Well Tempered City” TICKETS Tuesday September 20, 02016 at 7:30pm Herbst Theater Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! General Tickets $15   About this Seminar: Cities and urban regions can make coherent sense, can metabolize efficiently, can use…  Read More

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