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Neal Stephenson reads from Anathem

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 10th, 02008

Video above (from Fora.tv) of Neal reading from Anathem at the book launch event last night, and a little of the live singing.  We would like to thank the nearly 900 attendees, and those that watched the video stream.  We apologize for the delays and sound troubles that plagued us at the venue. . .   Read More

Neal Stephenson, “ANATHEM Book Launch Event”

by Robin Ward on September 9th, 02008

Anathem book launch

With over 900 Long Now members and sci-fi appreciators in the audience, we celebrated the release of Neal Stephenson’s new book Anathem on Tuesday September 9, 02008 in San Francisco. With the book drawing heavily on Long Now’s ideas for a 10,000 Year Clock , and our explorations of. . .   Read More

Anathem Event details

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 9th, 02008

Tickets and pre-signed books are now sold out for the Anathem book launch event on September 9th, 02008 in San Francisco.  The evening will include a reading by Neal Stephenson, a followup conversation with Danny Hillis and Stewart Brand, and a short live concert of the music inspired by the book.  There will even. . .   Read More

Iolet: The Music of Anathem

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 22nd, 02008

In Neal Stephenson’s new novel Anathem, the Decanarian Erasmus’ daily chore is to ring the Clock bells in his “Math” in a special sequence each day as he chants out the sequence. Those sequences and chants are all based on mathematical formulae that composer and coder David Stutz has put together into an album. . .   Read More

Anathem and Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 21st, 02008

 
Neal Stephenson’s new novel, ANATHEM, germinated in 01999 when Danny Hillis asked him and several other contributors to sketch out their ideas of what the Millennium Clock might look like. Stephenson tossed off a quick sketch and promptly forgot about it. Five years later however, when he was between projects, the idea came back. . .   Read More

Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland speak at The Interval: June 14, 02017

by Mikl Em on June 6th, 02017

Next week is the 3-year anniversary of Long Now’s Interval cafe and bar opening to the public in San Francisco. Since 02014 we’ve produced sixty-six long-term thinking lectures at The Interval.

On this milestone week we’re pleased to welcome authors Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland on Wednesday, June 14. . .   Read More

The Orrery at The Interval: An Invitation to Long-Term Thinking

by Ahmed Kabil on April 24th, 02017

As visitors to Fort Mason amble past The Interval, the Long Now Foundation’s cafe-bar-museum-venue space, some are drawn, as if by gravitational pull, to an unusual eight foot-tall stainless steel technological curiosity they glimpse through the glass doors. Metal gears sit stacked one on top of the other to form a tower, with geneva wheels jutting […]

Neal Stephenson’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on April 17th, 02014

  Best-selling author Neal Stephenson has added a couple dozen books to the Manual for Civilization. Long Now is assembling a corpus of 3,500 volumes that would help sustain or rebuild civilization. This collection will be featured at The Interval, our new public space, as a floor-to-ceiling library available to our visitors. The collection will comprise […]

Chime Generator Table for The Interval at Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 6th, 02014

We want to share some of the details about The Interval, our public space in San Francisco which opens this Spring. We’ve planned a series of updates that will include an introduction to our Chalkboard Robot, more about Brian Eno’s sound & light installations in the space, documentation of the final construction work, and details […]

Neal Stephenson, David Brin, and Chris Anderson donate to the Long Now Salon

by Mikl Em on July 1st, 02013

Long Now would like to thank author Neal Stephenson (author of Anathem, The Baroque Cycle, and Snow Crash amongst others) for contributing to the Long Now Salon. Neal’s generosity helped us surpass $185,000 in funds raised for Salon construction. We are especially thrilled that he will be speaking in Entish when he visits. Just supported […]