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Blog Archive for the ‘Cities’ Category

Discovery of Archaeological ‘Megasities’ Resituates Research on Early Urban Areas

by Alice Riddell on March 5th, 02020

New research, as reported by Science News, suggests our first cities were more expansive and socially egalitarian than originally thought. Beneath Nebelivka, a small Ukrainian village in Eastern Europe, newly discovered ancient remnants expose what is known archaeologically as a ‘megasite.’ These sites . . .   Read More

3-D Digital Model Brings Ancient Athens Back to Life

by Alice Riddell on February 21st, 02020

As recently reported by the Smithsonian Magazine, a new 3-D model, created by photographer-animator Dimitris Tsalkanis, transports us digitally back into 3,000 years of ancient Athenian history. The free site, Ancient Athens 3-D, offers an online immersive experience through seven different time periods, from 01200 B.C., through to the . . .   Read More

What a Prehistoric Monument Reveals about the Value of Maintenance

by Ahmed Kabil on September 5th, 02019

Members of Long Now London chalking the White Horse of Uffington, a 3000-year-old prehistoric hill figure in England. Photo by Peter Landers. Imagine, if you will, that you could travel back in time three thousand years to the late Bronze Age, with a bird’s eye view of a hill near . . .   Read More

A Tribute to the Late Larry Harvey

by Ahmed Kabil on May 1st, 02018

The late Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, on what makes the festival so unique. From Larry Harvey’s 02014 Long Now Seminar “Why The Man Keeps Burning,” which you can watch in full here. . .   Read More

Rick Prelinger, “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 10”

by Andrew Warner on December 22nd, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 10
Wednesday December 9, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Prelinger Seminar page.
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Rick Prelinger: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco (02013) — Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on December 29th, 02014

Rick Prelinger photo by Cory Doctorow
In December 02013 film archivist Rick Prelinger presented Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 8 for our Seminars About Long-term Thinking series. It’s been an annual tradition in our series since 02008. Click here to watch the full video. We do not publish audio podcasts for Lost Landscapes. . .   Read More

Larry Harvey, “The Hundred Year Burn”

by Andrew Warner on November 5th, 02014

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Why The Man Keeps Burning
Monday October 20, 02014 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Harvey Seminar page.
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The Hundred Year. . .   Read More

Larry Harvey Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on October 13th, 02014

On Monday, October 20th, Larry Harvey speaks for Long Now on “Why The Man Keeps Burning,” as part of our monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Each month the Seminar Primer gives you some background about the speaker, including links to learn even more.

Burning Man started with humble beginnings in 01986 with 20 people. . .   Read More

Tony Hsieh, “The Downtown Company”

by Andrew Warner on May 11th, 02014

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Helping Revitalize a City
Tuesday April 22, 02014 – San Francisco

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The downtown company – a. . .   Read More

Long Short: Burning Man Timelapse

by Andrew Warner on April 24th, 02014

Before each of our SALT talks, we show what we call a “Long Short”, a short film that exemplifies long-term thinking. We pick films that are thematically related to the Seminar of the evening, yet don’t have too much overlap with the main content. For Tuesday’s Seminar, we hosted Tony Hsieh, CEO. . .   Read More

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