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Blog Archive for the ‘The Clock of the Long Now’ Category

Where Time Begins

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 20th, 02014

Last year I had the opportunity to give a talk and tour of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC at the invitation of Demetrios Matsakis, the director of the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Time Service department.  The Naval Observatory hosts the largest collection of precise frequency standards in the world, and uses them to, among […]

Alexander Rose on The 10,000 Year Clock @ The Interval, Tuesday 10/28

by Mikl Em on October 23rd, 02014

Alexander Rose photo by Christopher Michel Alexander Rose: Designing for Longevity Building The 10,000 Year Clock Tuesday October 28, 02014 at 7:30pm at The Interval (check-in at 6:30) Advanced Tickets recommended Late in the last millennium, Danny Hillis told a small group of friends about his idea for building a monument-scale clock that would last for 10,000 years. The […]

Long Now’s Orrery Prototype For The 10,000 Year Clock

by Austin Brown on June 27th, 02014

One of the first things that visitors see when they walk into The Interval, Long Now’s new public space, is the Orrery–a prototype for part of the 10,000 Year Clock now under construction. The Orrery is a simplified mechanical model of our solar system, a precise and durable computer, and an eight-foot-tall kinetic sculpture. This […]

Edward Burtynsky: The 10,000-year Gallery – A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on March 19th, 02014

In October 02008 Edward Burtynsky spoke for Long Now on The 10,000-year Gallery. Burtynsky, an internationally-recognized photographer, presented his ideas for a gallery of images to accompany the Clock of the Long Now.

Watch video of Edward Burtynsky’s talk here.
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Chime Generator Table for The Interval at Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 6th, 02014

We want to share some of the details about The Interval, our public space in San Francisco which opens this Spring. We’ve planned a series of updates that will include an introduction to our Chalkboard Robot, more about Brian Eno’s sound & light installations in the space, documentation of the final construction work, and details […]

Long Now intro – sound by Brian Eno

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 22nd, 02013

Today we’re debuting a 10-second animated Long Now intro that will soon be seen at the start of all Long Now videos and clips. It’s a brief glimpse into parts of The 10,000 Year Clock in virtual form as you watch 20,000 years tick by. Sometimes the long-term can be contemplated in small increments… It […]

The Present

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 18th, 02013

ThePresent from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.
The Present is a clock with an annual dial that was funded originally through Kickstarter by design collective m ss ng p eces. The inspiration for this clock seems to come from a similar place as the Clock of the Long Now.

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The Time Keeper

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 17th, 02012

One of the early ideas for the 10,000 Year Clock was to simply endow a family whose job it would be for 400 generations to just shout out the time every day.  I had no idea there was already someone like that… RIP John Votta. “The Washington Square timekeeper was a link back to a […]

YES Watch Father’s Day Sale

by Austin Brown on June 6th, 02012

Long Now’s 10,000 Year Clock will tell time not in hours and minutes, but by keeping track of the astronomical cycles underlying those units. We can’t predict how the calendar and timing systems will change over the next 10,000 years, but we know they’re likely to be built on top of the very same things we’ve […]

Alexander Rose at Chabot Space & Science Center March 16

by Austin Brown on March 14th, 02012

Long Now Executive Director and 10,000-year Clock Project Manager Alexander Rose will discuss the ongoing construction of the 10,000-year Clock in western Texas at the Chabot Space & Science Center Friday night, March 16th. He’s appearing at Chabot’s monthly Night School, where,
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