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Blog Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Peter Warshall Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on November 13th, 02012

“Enchanted by the Sun: The CoEvolution of Light, Life, and Color on Earth”
Wednesday November 28, 02012 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco

Peter Warshall’s work is aimed at helping people understand the cultural and ecological systems in which they’re embedded. He studied biology at Harvard, anthropology under Claude Lévi-Strauss, and. . .   Read More

Preserving Virtual Worlds

by Catherine Borgeson on November 1st, 02012

“This is our history, and just a handful of people are saving it.”
— PixelVixen707, screen name of “Rachael Webster,” a fictional character in the alternate reality game Personal Effects: Dark Art

Virtual games are becoming cultural artifacts. Yes, they are commodities, (the global market for video games is forecast to hit $82 billion by 02017. . .   Read More

Tim O’Reilly, “The Global Mind is Us, Augmented”

by Austin Brown on September 19th, 02012

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

Birth of the Global Mind
Wednesday September 5, 02012 – San Francisco
 
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Cultural Memories in the Digital World

by Charlotte Hajer on September 19th, 02012

A book is much more than a collection of information. It is also a physical object, and this materiality plays an important role in shaping the way we relate to literature. Think of how the pages of your favorite story feel between your fingers, and the way its spine creases as you immerse yourself further. . .   Read More

Elaine Pagels, “War in Heaven”

by Austin Brown on September 6th, 02012

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

The Truth About the Book of Revelations
Monday August 20, 02012 – San Francisco

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Tim O’Reilly Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on August 27th, 02012

“Birth of the Global Mind”
Wednesday September 5, 02012 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco

Tim O’Reilly is a prolific maker of sense. For countless hackers and programmers the world over, his publishing company’s books have helped make sense of programming languages and web technologies. And more broadly, many of the applications and. . .   Read More

Cory Doctorow, “Who Governs Digital Trust?”

by Austin Brown on August 15th, 02012

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

The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer
Tuesday July 31, 02012 – San Francisco

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Elaine Pagels Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on August 7th, 02012

“The Truth About the Book of Revelations”
Monday August 20, 02012 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco

Watch Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

Throughout her career as an historian and biblical scholar, Elaine Pagels has been piecing together the process by which many different. . .   Read More

A Seed Vault for Culture?

by Charlotte Hajer on March 19th, 02012

Not sure what to do with your old paperbacks now that the latest bestsellers are available in electronic format? According to a recent article in the New York Times, Brewster Kahle would be happy to take them off your hands.

Kahle, a former SALT speaker, is undertaking the monumental task of collecting – and preserving – a. . .   Read More

Brewster Kahle, “Universal Access to All Knowledge”

by Stewart Brand on December 1st, 02011

All knowledge, to all people, for all time, for free
A Summary by Stewart Brand
Universal access to all knowledge, Kahle declared, will be one of humanity’s greatest achievements. We are already well on the way. “We’re building the Library of Alexandria, version 2. We can one-up the Greeks!”

Start with what. . .   Read More

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