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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

Karen Marcelo at The Interval: San Francisco’s Art and Tech-Hacking History

by Mikl Em on October 30th, 02014

Karen Marcelo photo by Jay Bain Karen Marcelo (dorkbot SF, Survival Research Labs) Tuesday November 4, 02014 7:30pm at The Interval (check-in at 6:30) Advanced Tickets recommended Programmer, artist, and founder of dorkbot SF, Karen Marcelo discusses the tradition of San Francisco Bay Area technologically-minded artists and hackers in the past, present and future. For decades a curious creativity…  Read More

Alexander Rose on The 10,000 Year Clock @ The Interval, Tuesday 10/28

by Mikl Em on October 23rd, 02014

Alexander Rose photo by Christopher Michel Alexander Rose: Designing for Longevity Building The 10,000 Year Clock Tuesday October 28, 02014 at 7:30pm at The Interval (check-in at 6:30) Advanced Tickets recommended Late in the last millennium, Danny Hillis told a small group of friends about his idea for building a monument-scale clock that would last for 10,000 years. The…  Read More

“Leonardo’s Brain” at The Interval, Sunday 10/12/02014

by Mikl Em on October 8th, 02014

This Sunday, October 12, The Interval hosts a special event to celebrate the posthumous release of Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain. Leonardo’s Brain looks at the life, art and mind of 15th century Florentine polymath Leonardo da Vinci. Shlain’s book considers Da Vinci as a glimpse into the future of what our species can become; it was…  Read More

The Interval is Crowdfunded!

by Mikl Em on October 2nd, 02014

On October 01, 02014 we successfully concluded our ‘brickstarter’ fundraiser for The Interval at Long Now. The money raised goes toward the construction costs of our newly renovated headquarters as well as funding a pair of robots that will soon be installed in the space. We reached our initial goal and even surpassed our stretch goal, ending up…  Read More

Last Day of the Interval Brickstarter: Put Your Name on Our Wall

by Mikl Em on October 1st, 02014

Tonight is your last chance to become an Interval Charter Donor all donors by 9pm Pacific on 10/1/02014 will be listed on our Donor Wall at The Interval in San Francisco. Please help us reach our goal! Today culminates two years of raising funds to build and open The Interval at Long Now. We have had…  Read More

David Brin, Bruce Sterling & Daniel Suarez – Manual for Civilization Lists

by Mikl Em on September 29th, 02014

Photo by Particia Chang Our brickstarter drive for The Interval at Long Now ends October 1, 02014. Please consider a donation today to support completing The Interval, the home of the Manual for Civilization. The Manual for Civilization is a crowd-curated collection of the 3500 books you would most want to sustain or rebuild civilization. It is also the library at…  Read More

The Interval Brickstarter Funded: Support The Robot Stretch Goal

by Mikl Em on September 22nd, 02014

Photo by Christopher Michel The Interval brickstarter ends on October 1 at 5pm–that’s the last chance to become an Interval Charter Donor. We’ve set two ambitious stretch goals to reach before it ends: raising $550,000 in total (about $42K to go) and having 1000 total donors. Thanks to hundreds of supporters around the world we have funded…  Read More

Future of Human Spaceflight at The Interval: September 30, 02014

by Mikl Em on September 18th, 02014

On Tuesday September 30, 02014 Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org) leads us to the stars. Tickets are almost sold out! Ariel Waldman selfie by Ariel Waldman Ariel Waldman: The Future of Human Spaceflight Tuesday September 30, 02014 at 7:30pm at The Interval (doors at 6:30) Advanced Tickets are encouraged Download the Pathways to Exploration report Ariel Waldman has developed a unique career…  Read More