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Blog Archive for the ‘The Interval’ Category

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

Pace Layers Thinking: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand @ The Interval — January 27, 02015

by Mikl Em on January 27th, 02015

“Pace Layers” diagram from Stewart Brand’s book “The Clock of the Long Now” January 27, 02015: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand (Long Now Board members) Pace Layer Thinking at The Interval This talk is sold out. Long Now members can tune in for a live audio simulcast at 7:15 PT on January 27 In “Pace…  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

From the City to the Great Basin: a Trip to Long Now’s Mountain in Nevada

by Mikl Em on January 8th, 02015

The Big Here video documenting a drive from San Francisco to Mount Washington in eastern Nevada was made in 02009 and shown as a Long Short before Stewart Brand’s Rethinking Green SALT talk. We showed it again this week at The Great Basin in the Anthropocene talk by Scotty Strachan at The Interval. That event…  Read More

Scotty Strachan: The Great Basin in the Anthropocene @ The Interval January 6 — The Mountains Keep Teaching

by Mikl Em on January 4th, 02015

Photo by Scotty Strachan January 6, 02015: Scotty Strachan (University Nevada-Reno) Long Now’s Nevada: the Great Basin in the Anthropocene Tickets are still available This Tuesday a very special event begins our 02015 series of salon talks at The Interval in San Francisco. The Great Basin in the Anthropocene on January 6 will be a night…  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

Royal Ontario Museum Passenger Pigeons Now on Display at the Interval

by Perry Hall on December 2nd, 02014

photo by Catherine Borgeson Visitors to The Interval can now view two stunning passenger pigeon specimens on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) houses the world’s largest collection of passenger pigeons. These specimens showcase the species’ unique male and female coloration and beauty. The passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) once lived…  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

November at The Interval: Erik Davis on PKD and Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools

by Mikl Em on November 12th, 02014

Tickets are now on sale for the next two Interval salon talks. We end 02014 with talks by two fantastic speakers. Tickets: November 18, 02014 – Erik Davis at The Interval on Philip K Dick Tickets: November 25, 02014 – Kevin Kelly at The Interval Cool Tools book event Philip K. Dick is widely acknowledged as one…  Read More