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Brewster Kahle, “Universal Access to All Knowledge”

by Stewart Brand on December 1st, 02011

All knowledge, to all people, for all time, for free
A Summary by Stewart Brand
Universal access to all knowledge, Kahle declared, will be one of humanity’s greatest achievements. We are already well on the way. “We’re building the Library of Alexandria, version 2. We can one-up the Greeks!”

Start with what. . .   Read More

Live Audio Streaming for the Seminars About Long-term Thinking

by Austin Brown on April 18th, 02011

For over seven years, Long Now has been producing the monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking in San Francisco. The series was started in order to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking and through those ideas, to help nudge civilization toward our goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common. . .   Read More

Richard Rhodes, “Twilight of the Bombs”

by Stewart Brand on September 22nd, 02010

Bomb Ban
A Summary by Stewart Brand

The evening began with a short version of Isao Ishimoto’s animation of all the world’s atomic explosions in the period 1945 to 1998. The total is shocking to most people—2,053. Rhodes commented that seeing the bomb tests on a world map over time shows. . .   Read More

Michael Pollan, “Deep Agriculture”

by Kevin Kelly on May 6th, 02009

Making farmers cool again

Farming has become an occupation and cultural force of the past. Michael Pollan’s talk promoted the premise — and hope — that farming can become an occupation and force of the future. In the past century American farmers were given the assignment to produce lots of calories cheaply, and they did. They. . .   Read More

Kahle and Burtynski on the Long-term

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 2nd, 02009

 Spark radio show has a segment that includes interviews with Brewster Kahle on the Internet Archive, and Ed Burtynski about his idea for 10,000 photography and the Clock of the Long Now. . .   Read More

Long Now on Public Radio International

by Danielle Engelman on March 15th, 02009

The PRI show “To The Best of Our Knowledge” aired their weekly segment today on the subject of time.  They included a segment on Long Now.   You can listen via Podcast by clicking this link (it is the second of the three segments dated 3/13/02009. . .   Read More

Saul Griffith, “Climate Change Recalculated”

by Stewart Brand on January 19th, 02009

The Terawatt World

Engineer Griffith said he was going to make the connection between personal actions and global climate change. To do that he’s been analyzing his own life in extreme detail to figure out exactly how much energy he uses and what changes might reduce the load. In 2007, when he started, he. . .   Read More

ECOtime – stories from The ECOlogical Calendar

by Danielle Engelman on October 24th, 02008

ECOtime – stories from The ECOlogical Calendar- will debut on NPR starting this Friday October 24, as part of the weekly program Living On Earth.

This minute-long look at the natural phenomena occurring around us is narrated by Chris Hardman, creator of, and artist behind The ECOlogical Calendar.

As with the calendar, ECOtime is all. . .   Read More

Gavin Newsom interviews Stewart Brand

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

 Stewart Brand and Mayor Gavin Newsom talk about mass urbanization, the effects on the environment, and nuclear power.

MP3 of the interview. . .   Read More

Swollen Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 20th, 02008

The folks at Radio Lab have produced a good piece on time in general. It covers a lot of materia, some of it more campy than informative, but had some new info for me at least.


Spice Clock: A clock that tells you what time it is in the dark based on smells released. . .   Read More