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Ed Moses, “Clean Fusion Power This Decade”

by Danielle Engelman on June 17th, 02010

Imminent fusion power

All the light we see from the sky, Moses pointed out, comes from fusion power burning hydrogen, the commonest element in the universe—3/4 of all mass. A byproduct of the cosmic fusion is the star-stuff that we and the Earth are made of.

On Earth, 4 billion years of. . .   Read More

Long Now at Exploratorium After Dark

by Danielle Engelman on May 27th, 02010

Long Now has been invited to participate in the Exploratorium’s After Dark event on Thursday June 3 from 6pm to 10pm. The Exploratorium has generously offered complimentary tickets to Long Now members, please see your email for details. Tickets for the General Public are $15, a year’s After Dark pass $25, and admission is free […]

Maker Faire 02010

by Danielle Engelman on May 17th, 02010

Long Now is pleased to be exhibiting a new working six foot diameter pendulum and Live Rosetta Scanning Station at O’Reilly Media’s Maker Faire Bay Area Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for […]

Nils Gilman, “Deviant Globalization”

by Danielle Engelman on May 5th, 02010

The anti-state economy

Gilman described deviant globalization as “the unpleasant underside of transnational integration.”

There’s nice tourism, and then sex tourism, such as in Thailand and Switzerland. The vast pharmacology industry is matched by a vast traffic in illegal drugs. The underside of waste disposal is the criminal dumping in the developing world. . .   Read More

Rick Prelinger’s “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 4”

by Danielle Engelman on December 8th, 02009

Gas Stations, Not Flowers

The fourth incarnation of Lost Landscapes of San Francisco played to a sold out house at the Herbst Theater with the chanteuse Suzanne Ramsey opening the evening with a selection of historical San Francisco songs including the 01926 gem Masculine Women Feminine Men.

Rick Prelinger prefaced the footage with a brief. . .   Read More

Sander van der Leeuw’s “The Archaeology of Innovation”

by Danielle Engelman on November 25th, 02009

History of Innovation

The development of human mental ability can be tracked through the
progressive crafting of stone tools, Van der Leeuw explained. First
we learned to shape an edge—a line—then the surface, then the
whole volume of the tool, then the sophisticated sequence required to
make a superb spear point. It took. . .   Read More

Chabot 10000 Skyline Party

by Danielle Engelman on July 29th, 02009

Our good friends at The Chabot Space and Science Center in Berkeley CA, is hosting one of their lively evening events, 10000,  A Skyline Party Among the Stars this Friday July 31, from 7 to 11 pm.

Come for live music from Pop Fiction, celestial beverages, provocative science, films and views of the cosmos (weather. . .   Read More

Lecture with The Harrisons

by Danielle Engelman on June 8th, 02009

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison

Presented with the Long Now Foundation

Wednesday June 10, 02009
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets are $15, purchase HERE
Long Now Members tickets are $10

Long Now is co-sponsoring this lecture with the David Brower Center in Berkeley, a new space committed to creating a just and ecologically. . .   Read More

Live Twitter from Maker Faire

by Danielle Engelman on May 29th, 02009

We’ll be Twittering the Maker Faire this weekend from @longnowlive – Long Now staff and guest Twitterer @mikl_em will keep the updates coming all weekend long.Two of our Board Members will also be speaking at Maker this year, follow @longnowlive for live updates from their presentations.Esther Dyson: Stage A , Saturday 1:00 PM – 1:30 […]

Live Twitter from Paul Romer Seminar

by Danielle Engelman on May 18th, 02009

Follow @longnowlive on Twitter for live updates from Long Now events, including tonight’s Paul Romer Seminar which starts at 7:30 PST. Our special guest live Twitterer today is @mikl_em. We encourage anyone else who would like to live twitter about the event to use the #longnow tag on their posts so that anyone can track […]