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The Next 25(0[0]) Years of the Internet Archive

by Jacob Kuppermann on September 30th, 02021

Long Now’s Website, as reimagined by the Internet Archive’s Wayforward Machine For the past 25 years, the Internet Archive has embraced a bold vision of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” Founded in 01996, its collection is in a class of its own: 28 million texts and books, 14 million audio . . .   Read More

The Paleoclimate & You: How Ancient Climatological Data Helps Us Understand Modern Climate Change

by Jacob Kuppermann on September 2nd, 02021

Ice and sediment cores give researchers the paleoclimate data necessary to understand what the earth’s climate was like 100,000 years ago. Now, that same data helps inform the IPCC’s analysis of our climate futures. . . .   Read More

The Historical Land Practices Behind California’s Fires

by Jacob Kuppermann on September 1st, 02021

Fire has always been a part of California’s ecology. For millennia indigenous Californians managed ecosystems through controlled burns, but centuries of European & American fire suppression have turned the state’s forests into tinderboxes. Can we recover? . . . .   Read More

A Global History of Trade, As Told Through Peppers

by Jacob Kuppermann on August 26th, 02021

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides an enlightening window into the history of global trade and human population movement through a perhaps surprising source: pepper genetics. . . .   Read More

Letters to the Future Uses Plastic Waste To Send Lasting Messages

by Jacob Kuppermann on August 24th, 02021

In our efforts to foster long-term thinking and preservation, we at Long Now do not typically think of single use plastic as an ally. Yet that’s precisely what the non-profit art project Letters to the future does, harnessing plastic’s lack of biodegradability to make a . . .   Read More

How Long is Now?

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 18th, 02021

The art of Alicia Eggert makes time tangible. . .   Read More

Play inspired by Long Now premieres this month

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 2nd, 02021

Gutter Street, a London-based theatre company, is premiering a play called The Long Now later this month. “The Long Now is inspired by the work of the @longnow foundation and takes a look at the need to promote long term thinking through our unique Gutter Street Lens,” the company said on . . .   Read More

Stewart Brand and Brian Eno on “We Are As Gods”

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on April 28th, 02021

In March 02021, We Are As Gods, the documentary about Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand, premiered at SXSW. As part of the premiere, the documentary’s directors, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, hosted a conversation between Brand and fellow Long Now co-founder Brian Eno. . .   Read More

Meet Ty Caudle, The Interval’s New Beverage Director

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on April 27th, 02021

Long Now is pleased to announce that longtime Interval bartender Ty Caudle will become The Interval’s next Beverage Director. He takes the reins from Todd Carnam, who has moved to Washington, D.C. after a creative three-year run at the helm.  “We are very excited and grateful to have Ty in . . .   Read More

Quote of the Day: Confucius

by Casey Cripe on April 16th, 02021

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