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TEDxDeExtinction: A Primer

by Austin Brown on March 13th, 02013

This Friday, March 15th, Long Now’s Revive & Restore project, in partnership with the National Geographic Society, are hosting TEDxDeExtinction, an independently organized TED event. To be held at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, DC, the event will feature 25 talks about the emerging science of de-extinction.

Speakers include practitioners in the. . .   Read More

Long Now Board Members at TED 02013

by Andrew Warner on March 1st, 02013

This year’s TED conference has two of Long Now’s board members presenting, Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis. Although the videos will not be published on the TED site until later this year, some attendees graciously summarized and illustrated the talks for the rest of us. The cartoons below come from Fever Pitch, a group of […]

Revive & Restore presents TEDxDeExtinction – March 15

by Austin Brown on February 25th, 02013

Where molecular and conservation biology meet, a new scientific field is emerging: De-extinction. Scientific and technological advances are making the prospect of reviving extinct species a realistic goal.

Revive & Restore is a project of The Long Now Foundation that seeks ecological enrichment through extinct species revival.

A private meeting last fall, jointly organized. . .   Read More

Stewart Brand and Isabella Kirkland discuss extinction and revival – 3/7/13

by Austin Brown on February 22nd, 02013

On Thursday March 7th, Stewart Brand and Isabella Kirkland will discuss their combined efforts to keep recently extinct species from completely fading away. Kirkland has created a series of paintings featuring endangered and extinct species (on display at the David Brower Center in Berkeley – where the talk will be held) and Brand is working with. . .   Read More

Report on the First De-Extinction Meeting and Other Revivalist News

by Stewart Brand on January 7th, 02013

36 scientists, 25 presentations, 5,000 words to cover them all.  Lots of news.

Also the first announcement of the TEDx DeExtinction conference in Washington DC on March 15.

Introducing our now-full-time reviver of passenger pigeons, Ben Novak, with Martha, the world’s last passenger pigeon, in the backrooms of The Smithsonian.

Ben. . .   Read More

Revive and Restore

by Stewart Brand on July 16th, 02012

UPDATE 2/28/13: Revive & Restore announces TEDxDeExtinction, to be held March 15th 02013:


Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan discuss the Revive and Restore project with Walter Isaacson at the 02012 Aspen Environment Forum:

A new initiative within The Long Now Foundation has the goal of “deep ecological enrichment through extinct species revival. . .   Read More