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Blog Archive for the year 02014

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. . .   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. . .   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 […]

Kevin Kelly: Long-term Trends in the Scientific Method — Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on November 20th, 02014

In March 02006 author and Long Now board member Kevin Kelly shared his thoughts on what awaits us in the next century of science. At the time Kevin was already at work on the book What Technology Wants which would be published 5 years later. If you enjoyed Kevin’s 02014 Seminar for Long Now. . .   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. . .   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 […]

Ambition: Rosetta Mission Video

by Andrew Warner on November 10th, 02014

This Wednesday, November 12 02014, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission will deploy the Philae lander onto the 67P Comet after over a decade-long journey.  When this mission was first conceived, the ESA asked to put one of Long Now’s Rosetta Disks on the craft, making the Rosetta Probe the first off. . .   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. . .   Read More

Larry Harvey, “The Hundred Year Burn”

by Andrew Warner on November 5th, 02014

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Why The Man Keeps Burning
Monday October 20, 02014 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Harvey Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Harvey Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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The Hundred Year. . .   Read More

Rosetta Probe Landing: Live Stream & Breakfast Event

by Austin Brown on November 3rd, 02014

On November 12, 02014 from 6:00am to 9:00am PT, you can watch the live stream of the Rosetta Space Probe (which carries our Rosetta Disk) sending its lander, Philae, down to comet 67P.
Here in the Bay Area, The Long Now Foundation is partnering with the Chabot Space Center and swissnex SF to. . .   Read More