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Blog Archive for the ‘Science Fiction’ Category

Video of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Salon Talk on Ursula K Le Guin is now online

by Ahmed Kabil on December 20th, 02018

In a recent talk at The Interval, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula K Le Guin’s student 40 years ago and now a celebrated science fiction writer himself, reflects on Le Guin the teacher, 
her impact on his work, and how she changed the world. Watch the full video here. . .   Read More

Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland speak at The Interval: June 14, 02017

by Mikl Em on June 6th, 02017

Next week is the 3-year anniversary of Long Now’s Interval cafe and bar opening to the public in San Francisco. Since 02014 we’ve produced sixty-six long-term thinking lectures at The Interval.

On this milestone week we’re pleased to welcome authors Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland on Wednesday, June 14. . .   Read More

The Future Will Have to Wait

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 6th, 02017

Eleven years ago this month, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon published an article in Details Magazine about Long Now and the Clock.  It continues to be one of the best and most poignant pieces written to date…

The Future Will Have to Wait
Written by Michael Chabon for Details in January of 02006

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Andy Weir Seminar Media

by Andrew Warner on November 17th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Red Planet for Real
Tuesday October 27, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Weir Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Weir Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast. . .   Read More

Neal Stephenson at The Interval: May 21, Book Signing and Livestream

by Mikl Em on May 1st, 02015

Neal Stephenson speaks at The Interval on May 21, 02015. Photo by Kelly O’Connor

Best-selling author Neal Stephenson will visit The Interval at Long Now in San Francisco to read from and sign his new book in a special daytime event: 12:30 to 2pm on Thursday May 21, 02015.

The talk itself. . .   Read More

Peter Schwartz: The Starships ARE Coming — A Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on September 12th, 02014

In September 02013 futurist Peter Schwartz spoke for Long Now about realistic scenarios for human interstellar travel. Peter, a founding Long Now Board member, participated in “The 100-year Starship” project and contributed to the book Starship Century (Edited by Gregory Benford and James Benford) with scientists and science fiction authors positing realistic ways humanity. . .   Read More

Science Fiction to Science Fabrication Talk at The Interval July 1, 02014

by Mikl Em on June 16th, 02014

Tickets are on sale for Science Fiction to Science Fabrication July 1, 02014 at The Interval

Artist/maker/hacker Dan Novy (Novysan) is an Emmy award-winning transmedia storyteller with a background in theater, a host of film and television credits, and a research/PHD-candidate position at the MIT Media Lab. Last fall he. . .   Read More

Hugh Howey’s Dystopian Silo Saga Joins the Manual for Civilization

by Catherine Borgeson on January 22nd, 02014

Science fiction author Hugh Howey donated to the Manual for Civilization a one-off hard cover set of his Silo Saga with a special title page for The Long Now Foundation.

The dystopian science fiction series developed out of a single novella Hugh Howey self-published on the Web in 02011.  He continued the story. . .   Read More

Neal Stephenson’s Hieroglyph Project Launches

by Austin Brown on March 26th, 02013

Towers that reach 15 kilometers into the sky and autonomous 3D-printing robots on the Moon aren’t just great fodder for sci-fi; they’re also plausible enough to be considered as audacious, but realistic engineering goals. That sweet spot is exactly what the Hieroglyph project is aiming for. A collaboration between Arizona State. . .   Read More

Daniel Suarez, Alexander Rose on Drones and Robots

by Austin Brown on July 17th, 02012

Like their makers, robots can be used for creativity or destruction. Robots can be used to build things we wouldn’t expect and to destroy us in ways we haven’t yet imagined. In two events, Daniel Suarez and Alexander Rose discuss this dynamic potential and some of the things they’ve learned through hands. . .   Read More