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“The Forty Part Motet” by Janet Cardiff Arrives Next Door to The Interval

by Andrew Warner on November 13th, 02015

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art co-present the California debut of Janet Cardiff’s immersive sound installation The Forty Part Motet at the newly opened Gallery 308, right next door to The Interval. The Forty Part Motet is a 40-part choral performance of English composer, Thomas Tallis’s […]

Steven Johnson takes a Long Now Perspective on the Superintelligence Threat

by Andrew Warner on November 12th, 02015

Steven Johnson, former Seminar speaker & author of How We Got to Now, recently wrote on the dangers of A.I. on his blog “How We Got To Next”. He discusses evolutionary software, the existential threat of A.I., before concluding with a meditation of long-term thinking and The Long Now Foundation:
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Ryan Phelan speaking at World Wildlife Fund Fuller Symposium

by Andrew Warner on November 10th, 02015

On November 18 02015, Ryan Phelan, Executive Director of Revive and Restore, will be speaking at the Fuller Symposium in Washington D.C. on how recent advances in biotech can aid conservation efforts.
This event is free, and can be viewed online via its live stream or in person in Washington D.C. on November. . .   Read More

James Fallows gives update to his “Civilization’s Infrastructure” Seminar

by Andrew Warner on November 5th, 02015

We under-imagine benefits and over-imagine problems with civilian infrastructure projects, yet we do the opposite with military infrastructure-scale weapons systems.  Both behaviors defy reason and cause harm.
— Stewart Brand
James Fallows recently wrote a piece for the Atlantic describing common bias in dealing with military infrastructure vs. public infrastructure, expanding on the. . .   Read More

Real Future Fair and STEAM Carnival

by Andrew Warner on November 2nd, 02015

We have arranged discounts for our members at 2 upcoming events in San Francisco; the STEAM Carnival and the Real Future Fair, where our Executive Director Alexander Rose will be speaking.
If you’re a member, more info on both of these events and instructions on how to access your member discount can be found. . .   Read More

Long Now Exhibit & Talk at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota

by Andrew Warner on October 27th, 02015

University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota is hosting a new exhibit Designed to Last: A Look at the Projects of the Long Now Foundation through December 18th 02015. The exhibit features a Rosetta Disk, limestone core samples from The Clock site, and the prototype of the Solar Synchonizer of The 10,000 Year. . .   Read More

Member Discount for “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”

by Andrew Warner on October 23rd, 02015

Long Now is proud to be a co-partner with YBCA in showing “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”. The film will be shown at 7:30 PM on Thursday October 29 and 2:00 PM on Sunday November 1 at YBCA’s Screening Room. Troublemakers unearths the history of land art, featuring a cadre of renegades who sought […]

James Fallows, “Infrastructure Investment Tricks”

by Andrew Warner on October 20th, 02015

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

Civilization’s Infrastructure
Tuesday, October 6 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Fallows Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Fallows Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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Infrastructure investment tricks – a summary. . .   Read More

Saul Griffith, “Green Infrastructure”

by Andrew Warner on October 3rd, 02015

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

Infrastructure & Climate Change
Monday September 21, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Griffith Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Griffith Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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Green infrastructure – a summary. . .   Read More

Wire Cutters Short Film

by Andrew Warner on September 17th, 02015

Wire Cutters is a short animated film created by artist Jack Anderson. It concerns two robots who run into each other while mining on a desolate planet and then fight over their minerals. The film is too long to be considered a Long Short for our Seminar series, but nonetheless exemplifies long-term thinking.