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Blog Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Brewster Kahle: Universal Access to All Knowledge — 02011 Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on February 26th, 02015

In November 02011 Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, spoke for Long Now. “We are really striving to build The Library of Alexandria version 2,” says Brewster, near the start of his talk, “So that everyone anywhere who is curious to want access can access the world’s knowledge.” He proceeds to assess, one…  Read More

Keeping The Net’s Long Memory Stocked: Jason Scott @ The Interval— February 24, 02015

by Mikl Em on February 18th, 02015

February 24, 02015 Jason Scott (archivist, historian, filmmaker) The Web in an Eyeblink at The Interval Tickets are now on sale: space is limited and we expect this talk to sell out If you are reading this then Jason Scott has probably backed up bits that matter to you–whether you are an ex-SysOp or only use…  Read More

Jeffrey McGrew: Talking with Robots about Architecture at The Interval — February 10, 02015

by Mikl Em on February 3rd, 02015

February 10, 02015 Jeffrey McGrew (architect of The Interval) Talking with Robots about Architecture at The Interval Tickets are still available: space is limited and these talks tend to sell out. Our next event in the Conversations at The Interval series features architect Jeffrey McGrew, a co-designer of The Interval, talking about technological innovations that are changing the…  Read More

Edge Question 02015

by Charlotte Hajer on January 28th, 02015

It’s been an annual tradition since 01998: with a new year comes a new Edge question. Every January, John Brockman presents the members of his online salon with a question that elicits discussion about some of the biggest intellectual and scientific issues of our time. Previous iterations have included prompts such as “What should we…  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

Software as Language, as Object, as Art

by Chia Evers on November 25th, 02014

  When The Long Now Foundation first began thinking about long-term archives, we drew inspiration from the Rosetta Stone, a 2000-year-old stele containing a Ptolemaic decree in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Our version of the Rosetta Stone, the Rosetta Disk, includes parallel texts in more than 1,500 languages. Since creating the…  Read More

The Interval’s Chalk-Drawing Robot Makes Its Debut: December 8, 02014

by Mikl Em on November 24th, 02014

On the evening of Monday December 8, 02014 from 8pm to midnight, come see the first demonstrations of Jürg Lehni’s Chalk-Drawing Machine at The Interval. Jürg will be in attendance and will give live demonstrations throughout the evening. The Long Now Foundation commissioned Jürg and his team in Switzerland to build a custom version of his Viktor chalk-drawing machine and…  Read More

Where Time Begins

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 20th, 02014

Last year I had the opportunity to give a talk and tour of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC at the invitation of Demetrios Matsakis, the director of the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Time Service department.  The Naval Observatory hosts the largest collection of precise frequency standards in the world, and uses them to, among…  Read More

Stewart Brand Keynote Video from 02014 Evernote Conference

by Andrew Warner on November 19th, 02014

On October 3rd 02014, Stewart Brand delivered the keynote address for the Evernote EC4 conference. Evernote is a service that allows people to collect information, notes, bookmarks, and create a personal searchable database with this collection. Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, has been a fan of Long Now for years, which inspired him to introduce a “100-year…  Read More

Kevin Kelly Seminar Primer

by Mikl Em on November 6th, 02014

On Wednesday, November 12th, Kevin Kelly, a founding Board member of Long Now, will speak on “Technium Unbound,” 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. “Instead of going to university, I went to Asia. That…  Read More