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Blog Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 19th, 02007

On June 29th and 30th The Long Now Foundation presents the North American Premiere of 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno. And on Sunday July 1st we will have a members night closing the event with special guests from The Long Now Foundation board. . .   Read More

Art, Meditation, And Accelerant

by Simone Davalos on May 10th, 02007

This has nothing whatsoever to do with Long Shorts (videos, generally short ones, that exemplify long term thinking or longer perspective) at all.

In the Long Now Shop we carry a variety of DVDs that have something to do with long term thinking, or inspire us the same way the clock does. One of these. . .   Read More

Time Lapses from Baraka

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 9th, 02007

As part of the series of “Long Shorts” (videos, generally short ones, that exemplify long term thinking or longer perspective).

Of all the great time lapses done in film, some of the very best belong to Baraka. Visually stunning, with an equally increadible sound track, this movie is really the most amazing in the wordless. . .   Read More

World’s Largest Sundial

by Kevin Kelly on March 27th, 02007

Found via Kircher Society

 
This past September the French army installed 600 one meter square reflective panels in the shape of Roman numerals on the sands of Mont Saint-Michel, a small rocky island off the coast of Normandy. The island’s 150-foot abbey spire cast a shadow three quarters of a mile. . .   Read More

Will Wright and Brian Eno – “Playing with Time”

by Simone Davalos on June 26th, 02006

Generative play

In a dazzling duet Will Wright and Brian Eno gave an intense clinic on the joys and techniques of “generative” creation.

Back in the 1970s both speakers got hooked by cellular automata such as Conway’s “Game of Life,” where just a few simple rules could unleash profoundly unpredictable and infinitely varied dynamic. . .   Read More

Chris Anderson And Will Hearst – “The Long Time Tail”

by Stewart Brand on May 15th, 02006

The power law is the shape of our age

You know something is up when an audience member is taking cell phone photos of the presenter’s slides for instant transmittal to a business partner.

Chris Anderson does have killer slides, full of exuberant detail, defining the exact shape of the still emerging opportunity space. . .   Read More

Visiting Petra

by Stewart Brand on February 10th, 01999

Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis visit Petra

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