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Blog Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Study Group for Progress Launches with Discount for Long Now Members

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on September 7th, 02020

Long Now Member Jason Crawford, founder of The Roots of Progress, is starting up a weekly learning group on progress with a steep discount for Long Now Members: The Study Group for Progress is a weekly discussion + Q&A on the history, economics and philosophy of progress. Long Now members can get 50% . . .   Read More

Michael McElligott, A Staple of San Francisco Art and Culture, Dies at 50

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on August 31st, 02020

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Michael McElligott, an event producer, thespian, writer, long-time Long Now staff member, and relentless promoter of the San Francisco avant-garde, has died.. . .   Read More

Long Now partners with Avenues: The World School for year-long, online program on the future of invention

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on July 17th, 02020

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay The Long Now Foundation has partnered with Avenues: The World School to offer a program on the past, present, and future of innovation. A fully online program for ages 17 and above, the Avenues Mastery Year is designed . . .   Read More

Racial Injustice & Long-term Thinking

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 8th, 02020

Long Now Community, Since 01996, Long Now has endeavored to foster long-term thinking in the world by sharing perspectives on our deep past and future. We have too often failed, however, to include and listen to Black perspectives. Racism is a long-term civilizational problem with deep roots in the past, profound effects . . .   Read More

Alexander Rose Joins Long Now Board

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on March 27th, 02020

Long Now’s Executive Director, Alexander Rose, has been invited to join the Long Now board. He will remain in his role as Executive Director. Rose is an industrial designer and has been working with The Long Now Foundation and computer scientist Danny Hillis since 01997 to build a monument . . .   Read More

Long Now Partners with GitHub on its Long-term Archive Program for Open Source Code

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on November 13th, 02019

Long Now is pleased to announce that we have partnered with GitHub on its new archive program to preserve open source software for future generations.  The archive represents a significant step in averting a potential future digital dark age, when much of the software that powers modern civilization could be lost to bit . . .   Read More

Long Now hosts Anthropocene Film Festival

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on September 16th, 02019

Long Now is honored to host the San Francisco premiere of ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch on Sunday, September 29, 02019 at 1:30pm at the historic Castro Theatre. This special Sunday afternoon Seminar will feature the film screening, followed by a Q&A with Stewart Brand and all 3 filmmakers. A . . .   Read More

Brian Eno’s Soundtrack for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on July 12th, 02019

50 years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing was televised live to some 600 million viewers back on planet Earth. One of them was future Long Now co-founder Brian Eno, then 21. He found himself underwhelmed by what he saw. 

Footage from the television transmission of the moon landing.

Surely, there was more. . .   Read More

Revive & Restore Releases Ocean Genomics Horizon Scan

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on June 26th, 02019

Revive & Restore has released a 200-page report providing the first-of-its-kind assessment of genomic and biotech innovations to complement, enhance, and accelerate today’s marine conservation strategies.

Revive & Restore’s mission is to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species. In pursuit of this and in. . .   Read More

Long-term Thinking in a Start-up Town

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on June 18th, 02019

Long Now’s Executive Director Alexander Rose recently appeared on the Freakonomics podcast in Episode 381, “Long-term Thinking in a Start-up Town.” The podcast was recorded before a live audience in a variety show format. In addition to Rose, the show featured the co-founder of Lyft, a pioneer in male birth control. . .   Read More

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