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The Time Keeper

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 17th, 02012

One of the early ideas for the 10,000 Year Clock was to simply endow a family whose job it would be for 400 generations to just shout out the time every day.  I had no idea there was already someone like that… RIP John Votta. “The Washington Square timekeeper was a link back to a […]

Decaying Web

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 30th, 02012

 

Tom Chatfield from BBC online writes about the newest flavor of the digital dark age…  Lost tweets and social media:
On January 28 2011, three days into the fierce protests that would eventually oust the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a Twitter user called Farrah posted a link to a picture that supposedly showed an. . .   Read More

Epic Tea Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 5th, 02012

Alan Rickman in Portraits in Dramatic Time by David Michalek. Thanks to Laura for sending this in.  Most of our Long Shorts have been time lapses that speed time up, this is a good one on slowing it down…
The project featured an array of glacially paced performances of theater artists and actors all genres. . .   Read More

Ping Fu joins the Long Now board

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 26th, 02012

We are pleased to welcome Ping Fu to the board of The Long Now Foundation.  It was just last year that Ping joined Long Now as a member, and we discussed the possibilities of laser scanning some of the work we were doing at the Long Now Clock site.  She is the founder of Geomagic […]

Long Quotes: Larry Lessig

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 30th, 02012

Larry’s Lessig’s very last remark at his SALT talk, ending the Q & A, was this:
“When you feel the impossibility of really thinking about the ten thousand year horizon, you’ve got to access that part in each of us which knows that the rational calculation is not the only reason we. . .   Read More

Clock Project Update from Jeff Bezos

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 19th, 02012

 

Below is the Clock Project update by Jeff Bezos published at http://www.10000yearclock.net
Quick Update and Video of the Raise Bore Milestone

We just completed the 12½ foot diameter, 500 foot deep vertical shaft for the 10,000 Year Clock. We used a mining technique called raise boring. Take a look at. . .   Read More

100 Years in 10 Minutes

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 31st, 02011

Happy new year to all…

derDon1234 created a compilation featuring some of the important events of the last 100 years (2911-1011) in 10 minutes.

via Laughing Squid,  The Awesomer, BuzzFeed & MPViral.com. . .   Read More

Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 22nd, 02011

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The 10,000 Year Clock is mentioned on the November 28th cover and listed as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by Time Magazine. . .   Read More

Long Now in Space

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 13th, 02011

(Astronaut removing the MISSE-7 Experiment with our sample on EVA1 on the STS-134 mission)
Back in 02009 through a partnership with Applied Minds, and in turn the Air Force Research Lab (who generously invited us to include a sample), we sent one of our Rosetta materials on an experiment called MISSE-7 (pronounced. . .   Read More

Brian Eno on Colbert Nation

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 11th, 02011

The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cBrian Enowww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive

Founding Long Now board member Brian Eno was on Colbert last night and he got a chance to discuss Long Now and Clock Project.  Also not to be missed is the end segment where Brian, Steven and. . .   Read More