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Blog Archive for the ‘Art’ Category


by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 10th, 02007

Muir Glacier as seen on August 13, 1941 (left) and August 31, 2004 (right).

Photography has now been around long enough that re-photography of certain sites can show over a century of change. Recent photographs depicting glacier retreat, like the ones above, have become the canary in the mineshaft of climate change discussion. Just. . .   Read More

Slow art

by Stuart Candy on July 9th, 02007

art:21, a recent PBS documentary series on contemporary art and artists, featured an episode on works dealing innovatively with time, which I saw on DVD over the weekend. Among those profiled was Paul Pfeiffer (born in Honolulu, 01966) a video artist who now lives and works in New York City.

His work entitled “Morning. . .   Read More

The Long You

by Stuart Candy on July 3rd, 02007

Making long-term thinking viable depends partly on rendering slow processes perceptible, compressing them onto a scale we can relate to more easily. Given that the quintessential long-now change processes (geology, deep culture etc) extend over many human lifetimes, a similar challenge is to make the passage of time more personal.

Here’s an. . .   Read More

Brian Eno’s Long View of 77 Million Paintings

by Kevin Kelly on July 3rd, 02007

On Sunday, the Long Now Foundation hosted the closing show of the San Francisco installation of Brian Eno’s art peice, 77 Million Paintngs. About 400 Long Now charter members and their friends showed up.A very strange thing happened at the show, although Eno says it is a common reaction to other installations of. . .   Read More

77 Million Paintings wrap up

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 2nd, 02007

photo by James Home Here at Long Now we are just now coming out of our daze from producing Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center over this last weekend. We are updating this page with photos and write ups and you can see Flickr photos here. Friday and Saturday evenings […]

Brian Eno on “77 Million Paintings”

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 27th, 02007

In preparation for the 77 Million Paintings event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts June 29th-July 1st in San Francisco. Brian Eno has done a few interviews on the piece. You can read/see some of these in todays San Francisco Chronicle, as well as Current TV.
The presentation of the. . .   Read More

Hoover Dam – Long Term Art

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 20th, 02007

I was reminded the other day by a visitor here at Long Now that the Hoover Dam has one of the more astonishing pieces of long term art embedded into its torrazzo floor. This is one of a very few installations in the world that reference the earth’s ~26,000 year precessional cycle to. . .   Read More

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