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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Now Seminars’ Category

Steven Johnson on “Spacewar!”

by Ahmed Kabil on February 14th, 02018

Science author Steven Johnson discusses the legacy of “Spacewar!”, one of the earliest and most influential computer games. Johnson explores this story and more in his latest book, “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World” (02016). This clip is from the Q&A with Stewart Brand, who wrote a Rolling Stone article on the. . .   Read More

Nicky Case: The Attractors Behind Disasters

by Ahmed Kabil on January 25th, 02018

Why do disasters like blackouts and financial crises cascade so quickly, but fixing them takes so long? The answer, game developer Nicky Case says, is “attractors”—the parts of a complex system that attract the system towards failure.

This is an excerpt from Nicky Case’s August 02017 Long Now talk, “Seeing Whole Systems.” Watch. . .   Read More

Stewart Brand Gives In-Depth and Personal Interview to Tim Ferriss

by Ahmed Kabil on January 16th, 02018

Tim Ferriss, who wrote the The Four Hour Work Week and gave a Long Now talk on accelerated learning in 02011, recently interviewed Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand on his podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show”. The interview is wide-ranging, in-depth, and among the most personal Brand has given to date. Over the. . .   Read More

The 10,000-Year Geneaology of Myths

by Ahmed Kabil on February 8th, 02017

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SCENES in the Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France depicts a confrontation between a man and a bison. The bison appears fixed in place, stabbed by a spear. The man has a bird’s head and is lying prone on the ground. Scholars have long puzzled over the pictograph’s meaning, as […]

Kevin Kelly, “Digital Is Just Getting Started”

by Andrew Warner on July 28th, 02016

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

The Next 30 Digital Years
Thursday July 14, 02016 – San Francisco

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Brian Christian, “Solving Hard Decisions”

by Andrew Warner on July 1st, 02016

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

Algorithms to Live By
Monday June 20, 02016 – San Francisco

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Walter Mischel, “Thinking Hot and Cool”

by Andrew Warner on May 16th, 02016

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

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Monday May 2, 02016 – San Francisco

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New Seminar Apps and Long Now Video Archive

by Danielle Engelman on May 11th, 02016

The Long Now Foundation is making its video archive of the Seminars About Long-Term Thinking (SALT) freely available on its website and on the new Apple apps, allowing people to stream the SALT Seminars on Apple TV and their iOS devices. The free iOS apps feature videos of The Long Now Foundation’s . . .   Read More

Stephen Pyne, “Ecological Wildfire”

by Danielle Engelman on February 25th, 02016

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

Fire Slow, Fire Fast, Fire Deep
Tuesday February 9, 02016 – San Francisco

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Rick Prelinger, “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 10”

by Andrew Warner on December 22nd, 02015

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

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 10
Wednesday December 9, 02015 – San Francisco

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