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10,000 BC live with Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 10th, 02008

While we at Long Now are generally very earnest and diligent about our efforts in long-term thinking, we just can’t let a movie of this “quality” go by and not do SOMETHING… So on 3/11/02008 AD the staff and friends of Long Now will be attending this landmark piece of multi-milliennial retrospect. A few of […]

Mapping in the virtual world

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 5th, 02008

I just got an update from David Rumsey that there will be a special event at the map museum in Second Life Thursday March 6th at noon PST. MIT Tech Review is reporting that Long Now board member and mapping maven David Rumsey is launching his historical map collection in Second Life this week. A […]

Counterculture Green

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 10th, 02007

Stewart Brand, 1966.
Ted Streshinsky/Time Life Pictures — Getty Images

The Sunday NY Times has a review of the second recent book about Stewart Brand: Counterculture Green.

Kirk’s book uses the genesis and evolution of Whole Earth as an opportunity to survey the sea change in environmental and design attitudes that emerged in the. . .   Read More

DVD’s of Long Now Seminars

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 21st, 02007

We now have 13 of our Seminars About Long Term Thinking made into DVD’s and available at Amazon. Starting in Janurary 02006 with the help and guidance of Will Hearst’s Whole Earth Films, we began to film the series professionally (all filmed and edited by Chris Baldwin of Shoulder High Productions). More videos. . .   Read More

Singularity Summit

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 16th, 02007

On September 8-9 the Singularity Summit will be at the Palace of Fine Arts. One of Long Now’s board, Paul Saffo, will be speaking. From their website:
The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence is thrilled to announce the Singularity Summit 2007, a major two-day event bringing together 17 outstanding thinkers to examine. . .   Read More

Brian Eno’s Long View of 77 Million Paintings

by Kevin Kelly on July 3rd, 02007

On Sunday, the Long Now Foundation hosted the closing show of the San Francisco installation of Brian Eno’s art peice, 77 Million Paintngs. About 400 Long Now charter members and their friends showed up.A very strange thing happened at the show, although Eno says it is a common reaction to other installations of. . .   Read More

77 Million Paintings wrap up

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 2nd, 02007

photo by James Home Here at Long Now we are just now coming out of our daze from producing Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center over this last weekend. We are updating this page with photos and write ups and you can see Flickr photos here. Friday and Saturday evenings […]

Brian Eno on “77 Million Paintings”

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 27th, 02007

In preparation for the 77 Million Paintings event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts June 29th-July 1st in San Francisco. Brian Eno has done a few interviews on the piece. You can read/see some of these in todays San Francisco Chronicle, as well as Current TV.
The presentation of the. . .   Read More

Y10K Problem

by Kevin Kelly on June 15th, 02007

I just noticed there is a Wikipedia entry for the 10,000-year problem. That is, most computer operating systems today are not ready for the additional digit the year 10,000 will require in dates. This idea was sort of a joke at Long Now during the Y2K “problem” at the year 2,000. . .   Read More


by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 5th, 02007

This is the first working prototype of the Orrery, or planetary display for the 10,000 Year Clock. This prototype was just recently re-installed at our San Francisco Museum & Store. This part of the clock might help future visitors understand other parts of the clock by accurately showing the positions of the human. . .   Read More