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Blog Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Steven Johnson on “Spacewar!”

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 14th, 02018

Science author Steven Johnson discusses the legacy of “Spacewar!”, one of the earliest and most influential computer games. Johnson explores this story and more in his latest book, “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World” (02016). This clip is from the Q&A with Stewart Brand, who wrote a Rolling Stone article on the. . .   Read More

The Artangel Longplayer Letters: Alan Moore writes to Stewart Lee

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on July 12th, 02017

Alan Moore (left) chose comedian Stewart Lee as the recipient of his Longplayer letter.

In January 02017, Iain Sinclair, a writer and filmmaker whose recent work focuses on the psychogeography of London, wrote a letter to writer Alan Moore as part of the Artangel Longplayer Letters series. The series is a relay-style correspondence, with. . .   Read More

The Artangel Longplayer Letters: Iain Sinclair writes to Alan Moore

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil 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 - Twitter: @ahmedkabil 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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