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Blog Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The Artangel Longplayer Letters: Iain Sinclair writes to Alan Moore

by Ahmed Kabil on June 23rd, 02017

Iain Sinclair (left) chose Alan Moore as the recipient of his Longplayer letter.
In November 02015, Manuel Arriga  wrote a letter to Giles Fraser as part of the Artangel Longplayer Letters series. The series is a relay-style correspondence: The first letter was written by Brian Eno to Nassim Taleb. Nassim Taleb then wrote to. . .   Read More

Tiffany Shlain Presents 50/50 Day

by Ahmed Kabil on April 14th, 02017

“Women have always been an equal part of the past,” the American feminist Gloria Steinem once said. “We just haven’t been a part of history.” On May 10th, thousands of people will gather at events across the globe to discuss what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world.

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Neil Gaiman, “How Stories Last”

by Andrew Warner on July 8th, 02015

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

How Stories Last
Tuesday June 9, 02015 – San Francisco

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Michael Shermer, “Moral Progress”

by Andrew Warner on May 6th, 02015

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

The Long Arc of Moral Progress
Tuesday April 14, 02015 – San Francisco

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Brian Eno and Danny Hillis: The Long Now, now — a Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on December 9th, 02014

photos by Kelly Ida Scope
In January 02014 Brian Eno and Danny Hillis, co-founders of The Long Now Foundation, spoke about The Long Now, now in our Seminars About Long-term Thinking series. Long Now’s third co-founder, Stewart Brand, joined them onstage for the second part of the talk.

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Kevin Kelly: Long-term Trends in the Scientific Method — Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on November 20th, 02014

In March 02006 author and Long Now board member Kevin Kelly shared his thoughts on what awaits us in the next century of science. At the time Kevin was already at work on the book What Technology Wants which would be published 5 years later. If you enjoyed Kevin’s 02014 Seminar for Long Now. . .   Read More

Kevin Kelly Seminar Primer

by Mikl Em on November 6th, 02014

On Wednesday, November 12th, Kevin Kelly, a founding Board member of Long Now, will speak on “Technium Unbound,” 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.
“Instead of going to university, I went to Asia. . .   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

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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

Richard Kurin: American History in 101 Objects — A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on July 31st, 02014

In July 02013 The Smithsonian’s Richard Kurin shared relics familiar and obscure which evoke some of America’s most essential tales, from both before and after the states united. Twice a month we highlight a Seminar About Long-term Thinking (SALT) from our archives.

Video of the 12 most recent Seminars is free for. . .   Read More