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Blog Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

How Long is Now?

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 18th, 02021

The art of Alicia Eggert makes time tangible. . .   Read More

Play inspired by Long Now premieres this month

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 2nd, 02021

Gutter Street, a London-based theatre company, is premiering a play called The Long Now later this month. “The Long Now is inspired by the work of the @longnow foundation and takes a look at the need to promote long term thinking through our unique Gutter Street Lens,” the company said on . . .   Read More

Stewart Brand and Brian Eno on “We Are As Gods”

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on April 28th, 02021

In March 02021, We Are As Gods, the documentary about Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand, premiered at SXSW. As part of the premiere, the documentary’s directors, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, hosted a conversation between Brand and fellow Long Now co-founder Brian Eno. . .   Read More

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

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