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Blog Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

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

Violet Blue Talks Privacy at The Interval: June 17, 02014

by Mikl Em on June 8th, 02014

Next up in Long Now’s newly launched series of salon talks is author/blogger Violet Blue who will use her latest book The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy as a starting point to talk about tech, gender and long-term sustainable privacy models on Tuesday, June 17 at The Interval, our new public. . .   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

Video is up on the Hsieh Seminar page.

Audio is up on the Hsieh Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.

The downtown company – a. . .   Read More

Tony Hsieh Seminar Primer

by Charlotte Hajer on April 8th, 02014

Tony Hsieh is perhaps best known as a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. He founded and then sold LinkExchange in the late 01990s, before going on to become CEO of online retail giant Zappos. But what Hsieh really does is build communities. Corporate tech is, for him, primarily a way to bring people together and foster. . .   Read More

Violet Blue’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Catherine Borgeson on March 11th, 02014

Continuing our series of posts highlighting books suggested for our Manual for Civilization library at The Interval, today we have a specialized list selected by Violet Blue.  As a library designed to help sustain or rebuild civilization, one of the first categories that came to mind were sexuality and reproduction.  A civilization cannot have a. . .   Read More

Chris Anderson: The Makers Revolution – A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on February 20th, 02014

This is the debut of a new feature on our blog. A couple times a month we’ll highlight a past Long Now Seminar About Long-term Thinking (SALT). We’ll start with a talk from a year ago. Author and technologist Chris Anderson spoke about The Makers Revolution in February 02013.

Audio of our. . .   Read More

Brian Eno and Danny Hillis, “Make the Next Legal U-Turn”

by Austin Brown on February 4th, 02014

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

The Long Now, now
Tuesday January 21, 02014 – San Francisco
Audio is up on the Eno and Hillis Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.

Video is up on the Eno and Hillis Seminar. . .   Read More

The Evolution of Little Red Riding Hood

by Charlotte Hajer on November 20th, 02013

We in the Western world are not the only ones who grow up with the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

Stories about young children who face off with a trickster wild animal are told around the world. In East Asia, for example, there is the tale of a tiger who masquerades as an. . .   Read More

Seminars, Salons and the Long Tradition of Raising Cups in Conversation

by Austin Brown on August 23rd, 02013

November 02013 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first of Long Now’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. One of our founding board members, Brian Eno, gave that first talk which was entitled “The Long Now” and featured an overview of the Long Now Foundation (already 7 years old at that time) and. . .   Read More