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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Shorts’ Category

The woman that programmed the first computer

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 17th, 02010

“Long Shorts” – short films that exemplify long-term thinking.  Please submit yours in the comments section…

Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace from Information Pioneers on Vimeo.

This is a nice intro to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer who wrote programs for Babbage’s mechanical computer. While this computer is similar to the binary mechanical computer. . .   Read More

Mammoth Time Lapse

by Bryan Campen - Twitter: @bryancampen on June 9th, 02010

“Long Shorts” – short films that exemplify long-term thinking.  Please submit yours in the comments section…

This video is part of the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago, and was the Long Short for our Seminar with Nils Gilman.

It’s a reverse time lapse put together by Greg Mercer and. . .   Read More

The Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds

by Alex Mensing on April 1st, 02010

This video was created by Claire L. Evans and was commissioned by SEED Magazine for Darwin Day in 2009. By condensing 4.6 billion years of history into a single minute, the artist puts our everyday sense of time in perspective. This video was shown as part of our “Long Shorts” series of short films. . .   Read More

A History of the Sky

by Austin Brown on March 10th, 02010

“Long Shorts” – short films that exemplify long-term thinking.  Please submit yours in the comments section…

Art project in progress A History of the Sky features lots and lots of time-lapse videos of the sky that are synchronized so that they’re all showing the same time of day.  Ken Murphy is the artist. . .   Read More

The Lava Project

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 31st, 02009

“Long Shorts” – short films that exemplify long-term thinking.  Please submit yours in the comments section… Audience members at Arthur Ganson’s Seminar on September 14, 02009 were among the first viewers of The Lava Project Documentary, which premiered in our new Long Shorts series – short videos that explore, explain, or exemplify long-term thinking and […]

The Big Here video – Trip to Long Now’s Nevada site

by Alex Mensing on October 9th, 02009

This time lapse and other footage of driving from San Francisco to the site of the Long Now 10,000 Year Clock in September of 02009 was produced by Sustainable Media. The audio was recorded in interviews on site and shortly after the trip. This 5 minute edit was made as part of our “Long. . .   Read More

Team Digital Preservation is back!

by Heather Ryan on September 23rd, 02009

Now with their second installment: Team Digital Preservation and the Aeroplane Disaster. In this episode, Team Digital Preservation takes on the problem of obsolete software by migrating important digital files to the most current formats.

This goes hand-in-hand with Kevin Kelly’s concept of movage. We’ve got to keep our digital information. . .   Read More

The Methuselah Tree

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 19th, 02009

I would love to find a way to see this documentary film on the oldest living tree if anyone out there knows how it is being shown…
The Curse of The Methuselah Tree

“I am not part of history. No. History is part of me.” This is the story of the oldest living thing on. . .   Read More

Altered time lapse

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 1st, 02009

This is one of the first altered time lapse sequences I have seen.  It’s a great medium.  Nicely done by the Citizen watch company for the recent Basel World Watch Expo.  Clipped from William Gibson’ Twitter feed (@GreatDismal).

Digital Preservation and Nuclear Disaster: An Animation

by Heather Ryan on May 7th, 02009

See Digi-Man and Blizzard duke it out over digital plans of a nuclear powerhouse!! It is good to see an effort to make digital preservation heroic, which as we saw with the Apollo tapes below, it certainly can be. From the halls of Digital Preservation Europe