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George Dyson’s Selections for The Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 8th, 02017

Some time ago I stopped in to visit the author George Dyson at his shop and home north of Seattle to walk through his book collection and get his suggestions for our collection of books called the Manual for Civilization. We’ve done similar personal library tours with Kevin Kelly, Megan and Rick Prelinger, Neal Stephenson,…  Read More

Katherine Fulton joins Long Now Board

by Ahmed Kabil on March 3rd, 02017

In 01994, Katherine Fulton was in the middle of writing a profile of Stewart Brand for the Los Angeles Times magazine. She wondered, after more than thirty years of “finding things and founding things,” what Brand was scheming next. A friend of Brand’s told her to ask about the “clock project.” She received a cryptic…  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

Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine

by Ahmed Kabil on February 8th, 02017

One of the most popular pieces of writing on our site is Long Now co-founder Danny Hillis’ remembrance of building an experimental computer with theoretical physicist Richard Feynman. It’s easy to see why: Hillis’ reminisces about Feynman’s final years as they worked together on the Connection Machine are at once illuminating and poignant, and paint…  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

Long Business: A Family’s Secret to a Millennia of Sake-Making

by Ahmed Kabil on February 7th, 02017

The Sudo family has been making sake for almost 900 years in Japan’s oldest brewery. Genuemon Sudo, who is the 55th generation of his family to carry on the tradition, said that at the root of Sudo’s longevity is a commitment to protecting the natural environment: Sake is made from rice. Good rice comes from…  Read More

Edge Question 02017

by Ahmed Kabil on January 20th, 02017

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

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

The Future Will Have to Wait

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 6th, 02017

Eleven years ago this month, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon published an article in Details Magazine about Long Now and the Clock.  It continues to be one of the best and most poignant pieces written to date… The Future Will Have to Wait Written by Michael Chabon for Details in January of 02006 I was reading, in…  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

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