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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Term Art’ Category

Half Earth Catalog

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 13th, 02007

This excellent Toles cartoon from the October 14th Washington Post was sent in by Paul Saffo.

100 Year Photo Blog

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 28th, 02007

   I came across this wonderful blog of historical photos recently.  The photo above was taken in 1858 of the temple at Karnak.  It is interesting to look up modern photos on Flickr of these same things.  For instance the columns in the above photos seem to have all been excavated in the last 150…  Read More

1,000 Year Clock of planted trees

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 7th, 02007

Paolo Savagione (lead engineer on our Clock Project) sent in this nifty video of a 1000 year forestry-clock idea in France. We have talked about ideas like this for the 10,000 Year Clock, but this is the first simulation of such an idea I have seen. I think however that there might be more successful…  Read More

The Battle of Anghiari

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 23rd, 02007

Peter Paul Rubens‘s copy of a copy of Da Vinci’s The Battle of Anghiari I just received this update on the lost Davinci painting The Battle of Anghiari from Davide Bocelli, a Long Now member and long time friend of the Foundation in Italy… This is a good reminder how difficult it can be to…  Read More

3000 frames per second is slow…

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 13th, 02007

In the 15.08 issue of Wired is an interesting story on photographer David Michalek who seems to have pushed the tech of hi res – hi frame count film equipment to a new level, in ordeer to create is most recent piece of dancers in ultra slow motion. I always find it ironic that the…  Read More

5,000 Years of Oil

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 26th, 02007

(AFP/Eric Estrade)   Artist Christo, is building one of his first long term pieces in the desert of the United Arab Emerites comprised of 390,000 oil barrels stacked 492 feet high. The project is a far cry from the ephemeral artworks for which the couple are best known, like wrapping the Berlin Reichstag and the…  Read More

Art in geological time

by Stuart Candy on July 24th, 02007

Domain Field (02003) :: image at antonygormley.com I recently met British sculptor Antony Gormley at the EGS summer session in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Most of his works interpret the human body, and many of them replicate actual bodies — frequently his own. A deeply thoughtful presentation of his work during an evening seminar impressed on me…  Read More

Re-photography

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

Muir Glacier as seen on August 13, 1941 (left) and August 31, 2004 (right). Photography has now been around long enough that re-photography of certain sites can show over a century of change. Recent photographs depicting glacier retreat, like the ones above, have become the canary in the mineshaft of climate change discussion. Just as…  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…  Read More

Hoover Dam – Long Term Art

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 20th, 02007

I was reminded the other day by a visitor here at Long Now that the Hoover Dam has one of the more astonishing pieces of long term art embedded into its torrazzo floor. This is one of a very few installations in the world that reference the earth’s ~26,000 year precessional cycle to pre-date a…  Read More