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Blog Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

In Real Time

by Brittany Cox on March 23rd, 02021

How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, . . .   Read More

Evan “Skytree” Snyder on Atomic Priests and Crystal Synthesizers

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on February 15th, 02021

Taking deep time into the music studio, a robotics engineer and midtempo producer uses modern tools to commune with rocks and send notes to the distant future . . .   Read More

The Time Machine

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 5th, 02021

Museums have an opportunity to play a constructive role in generating action on climate change. Long Now co-founder Brian Eno’s concept of The Big Here and Long Now can help.. . .   Read More

Smithsonian acquires artwork based on Stewart Brand epigram

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 3rd, 02021

The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery has acquired a light sculpture based on quote from Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand’s book on long-term thinking, The Clock of the Long Now (01999) . . .   Read More

A Long Now Drive-in Double Feature at Fort Mason

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on October 21st, 02020

Join the Long Now Community for a night of films that inspire long-term thinking. On October 27, 02020, we’ll screen Samsara followed by 2001: A Space Odyssey at Fort Mason. SAMSARA Drive-in Screening on Tuesday October 27, 02020 at 6:00pm PT Get Tickets SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word . . .   Read More

Time’s Arrow Flies through 500 Years of Classical Music, Physicists Say

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on September 16th, 02020

A new statistical study of 8,000 musical compositions suggests that there really is a difference between music and noise: time-irreversibility. From The Smithsonian: Noise can sound the same played forwards or backward in time, but composed music sounds dramatically different in those two time directions.Compared with systems made of millions of . . .   Read More

Time-Binding and The Music History Survey

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on September 8th, 02020

Musicologist Phil Ford, co-host of the Weird Studies podcast, makes an eloquent argument for the preservation of the “Chants to Minimalism” Western Music History survey—the standard academic curriculum for musicology students, akin to the “fish, frogs, lizards, birds” evolutionary spiral taught in bio classes—in an age of . . .   Read More

The Alchemical Brothers: Brian Eno & Roger Eno Interviewed

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on August 25th, 02020

.Long Now co-founder Brian Eno on time, music, and contextuality in a recent interview, rhyming on Gregory Bateson’s definition of information as “a difference that makes a difference” . .   Read More

Kathryn Cooper’s Wildlife Movement Photography

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on August 16th, 02020

Amazing wildlife photography by Kathryn Cooper reveals the brushwork of birds and their flocks through sky, hidden by the quickness of the human eye. . .   Read More

How to Be in Time

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on August 14th, 02020

Slow clocks are growing in popularity, perhaps as a tonic for or revolt against the historical trend of ever-faster timekeeping mechanisms. . . .   Read More

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