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Blog Archive for the ‘Globalization’ Category

The Industrial Sublime: Edward Burtynsky Takes the Long View

by Ahmed Kabil on June 19th, 02017

The New Yorker recently profiled photographer, former SALT speaker, and 02016 sponsor of the Conversations at the Interval livestream Edward Burtynsky and his quest to document a changing planet in the anthropocene age.

“What I am interested in is how to describe large-scale human systems that impress themselves upon the land,” Burtynsky told New. . .   Read More

Nicholas Negroponte: Beyond Digital – A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on May 7th, 02014

In April 02013 Nicholas Negroponte went Beyond Digital for Long Now’s Seminar audience. 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 all to view. Beyond Digital is a recent SALT talk, free for public viewing until late. . .   Read More

Tim O’Reilly Seminar Media

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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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

Benjamin Barber Seminar Media

by Austin Brown on June 18th, 02012

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

If Mayors Ruled the World
Tuesday June 5, 02012 – San Francisco

 

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Barber Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on May 25th, 02012

“If Mayors Ruled the World”
Tuesday June 5, 02012 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco

As the world congeals towards a single, globally interdependent economic and political system, being engaged as an individual can feel less and less meaningful. We’re told to “think globally, act locally,” but it can be very hard to imagine. . .   Read More

Charles C. Mann Seminar Media

by Austin Brown on May 8th, 02012

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

Living in the Homogenocene: The First 500 Years
Monday April 23, 02012 – San Francisco

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Mann Seminar Primer

by Austin Brown on April 10th, 02012

“Living in the Homogenocene: The First 500 Years”
Monday April 23, 02012 at the Cowell Theater, San Francisco

For several years and two books now, Charles Mann has been interested in how humans take part in shaping the earth’s ecology. Most recently, he has focused on how the fragmentation and differentiation that occurred after. . .   Read More

Future food for thought

by Stuart Candy on March 27th, 02012

Our friends over at Institute for the Future in Palo Alto recently released a report to help people think about possible futures of food for the next decade.

Four Futures of Food serves up a quartet of scenarios plotting out alternative descriptions of how America, as well as the wider world, could be eating in. . .   Read More

Nils Gilman, “Deviant Globalization”

by Danielle Engelman on May 5th, 02010

The anti-state economy

Gilman described deviant globalization as “the unpleasant underside of transnational integration.”

There’s nice tourism, and then sex tourism, such as in Thailand and Switzerland. The vast pharmacology industry is matched by a vast traffic in illegal drugs. The underside of waste disposal is the criminal dumping in the developing world. . .   Read More