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Paul Saffo Featured on Singularity Hub’s Ask An Expert Series

by Charlotte Hajer on August 17th, 02015

This week’s episode of Singularity Hub’s Ask an Expert features Long Now Board member Paul Saffo.

Ask an Expert is a new web series in which, well, experts answer tweeted questions about the future of technology. In this episode, Paul discusses virtual reality, weighs in on the word ‘disrupt’, and considers the possibility. . .   Read More

The Really Big One

by Andrew Warner on July 13th, 02015

On the face of it, earthquakes seem to present us with problems of space: the way we live along fault lines, in brick buildings, in homes made valuable by their proximity to the sea. But, covertly, they also present us with problems of time. The earth is 4.5 billion years old, but we are. . .   Read More

The Artangel Longplayer Letters: John Burnside writes to Manuel Arriaga

by Andrew Warner on May 26th, 02015

In April, Carne Ross wrote a letter to John Burnside as part of the Artangel Longplayer Letters series. The series is a relay-style correspondence: The first letter was written by Brian Eno to Nassim Taleb. Nassim Taleb then wrote to Stewart Brand, and Stewart wrote to Esther Dyson, who wrote to Carne Ross, who. . .   Read More

New Horizons Probe to Send Message to Interstellar Space

by Charlotte Hajer on April 28th, 02015

If you could tell the universe about planet Earth, what would you say?
The One Earth Message Initiative is sending a missive to the stars, and they want your input.

The initiative’s goal is to create a message that will be digitally uploaded to a spacecraft currently making its way to the outer reaches. . .   Read More

Keeping The Net’s Long Memory Stocked: Jason Scott @ The Interval— February 24, 02015

by Mikl Em on February 18th, 02015

February 24, 02015
Jason Scott (archivist, historian, filmmaker)
The Web in an Eyeblink at The Interval
Tickets are now on sale: space is limited and we expect this talk to sell out
If you are reading this then Jason Scott has probably backed up bits that matter to you–whether you are an ex-SysOp. . .   Read More

Pace Layer Thinkers: Stewart Brand and Paul Saffo’s Conversation at The Interval, Recap and Full Audio

by Mikl Em on February 8th, 02015

Photo by Julie Momméja

On January 27, 02015 Long Now Foundation founding Board members Stewart Brand and Paul Saffo spoke at Long Now’s San Francisco venue The Interval about Pace Layers Thinking to a sold out crowd.
This was the 17th event in our Conversations at The Interval series since it began in. . .   Read More

Pace Layers Thinking: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand @ The Interval — January 27, 02015

by Mikl Em on January 27th, 02015

“Pace Layers” diagram from Stewart Brand’s book “The Clock of the Long Now” January 27, 02015: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand (Long Now Board members) Pace Layer Thinking at The Interval This talk is sold out. Long Now members can tune in for a live audio simulcast at 7:15 PT on January 27 In “Pace […]

The Thing from the Future: Prognostication Can Be Fun

by Ahmed Kabil on January 2nd, 02015

Imagining the future can be daunting, but The Thing from the Future card game makes it fun. While its creators the Situation Lab (a project of artist/designer Jeff Watson and Long Now fellow Stuart Candy) simply call it “an imagination game”, it’s quite an elegant factory for generating alternative futures.
Through collaboratively and. . .   Read More

Oxford’s Oak Beams, and Other Tales of Humans and Trees in Long-Term Partnership

by Charlotte Hajer on December 31st, 02014

Here at Long Now, we often like to tell the story – or perhaps better said, legend – of the oak beams at New College in Oxford. First told to Stewart Brand by anthropologist Gregory Bateson, this short and simple story epitomizes the tremendous value we can reap from some long-term thinking.
Photo via Tripadvisor
Despite. . .   Read More

The Artangel Longplayer Letters: Carne Ross writes to John Burnside

by Andrew Warner on December 8th, 02014

In April, Long Now board member Esther Dyson wrote a letter to Carne Ross as part of the Artangel Longplayer Letters series. The series is a relay-style correspondence: The first letter was written by Brian Eno to Nassim Taleb. Nassim Taleb then wrote to Stewart Brand, and Stewart wrote to Esther Dyson, who wrote. . .   Read More

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