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Blog Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

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.

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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
 
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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

Nicholas Negroponte, “A World of Convergence”

by Austin Brown on April 30th, 02013

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

Beyond Digital
Wednesday April 17, 02013 – San Francisco
 
Video is up on the Negroponte Seminar page for Members.
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Whole Earth Psychology

by Charlotte Hajer on April 8th, 02013

Anyone who has traveled abroad or simply eaten at the ethnic restaurant around the corner will appreciate the richness of cross-cultural diversity our world has to offer. Each part of the world has its own cuisine, its own social organization, its own religious practices, and its own fashions. Cognitive research has always assumed that. . .   Read More

Chris Anderson Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on February 7th, 02013

“The Makers Revolution”
Tuesday February 19, 02013 at the Lam Research Theater at YBCA, San Francisco

Long Now emeritus board member Chris Anderson originally earned his marks in publishing, starting as an editor of Science, Nature, and The Economist before taking the helm of Wired magazine. It was at Wired that Anderson became an unofficial. . .   Read More

Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo, “Easter Island Reconsidered”

by Austin Brown on January 29th, 02013

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

The Statues Walked — What Really Happened on Easter Island
Thursday January 17, 02012 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Hunt and Lipo Seminar page for Members.
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