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Blog Archive for the ‘The Interval’ Category

From the City to the Great Basin: a Trip to Long Now’s Mountain in Nevada

by Mikl Em on January 8th, 02015

The Big Here video documenting a drive from San Francisco to Mount Washington in eastern Nevada was made in 02009 and shown as a Long Short before Stewart Brand’s Rethinking Green SALT talk. We showed it again this week at The Great Basin in the Anthropocene talk by Scotty Strachan at The Interval. That event […]

Scotty Strachan: The Great Basin in the Anthropocene @ The Interval January 6 — The Mountains Keep Teaching

by Mikl Em on January 4th, 02015

Photo by Scotty Strachan
January 6, 02015: Scotty Strachan (University Nevada-Reno)
Long Now’s Nevada: the Great Basin in the Anthropocene
Tickets are still available
This Tuesday a very special event begins our 02015 series of salon talks at The Interval in San Francisco. The Great Basin in the Anthropocene on January 6 will. . .   Read More

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

Long Now’s Nevada and Artists with Lasers: January 02015 at The Interval

by Mikl Em on December 18th, 02014

We have just announced our lineup of upcoming events at The Interval for 02015. The first four months of the year will feature talks on art, science, history, technology and long-term thinking. Tickets are on sale now for the first two: January 6, 02015 Scotty Strachan: The Great Basin in the Anthropocene environmental researcher at University […]

Royal Ontario Museum Passenger Pigeons Now on Display at the Interval

by Perry Hall on December 2nd, 02014

photo by Catherine Borgeson Visitors to The Interval can now view two stunning passenger pigeon specimens on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) houses the world’s largest collection of passenger pigeons. These specimens showcase the species’ unique male and female coloration and beauty. The passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) once lived […]

The Interval’s Chalk-Drawing Robot Makes Its Debut: December 8, 02014

by Mikl Em on November 24th, 02014

On the evening of Monday December 8, 02014 from 8pm to midnight, come see the first demonstrations of Jürg Lehni’s Chalk-Drawing Machine at The Interval.
Jürg will be in attendance and will give live demonstrations throughout the evening.
The Long Now Foundation commissioned Jürg and his team in Switzerland to. . .   Read More

November at The Interval: Erik Davis on PKD and Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools

by Mikl Em on November 12th, 02014

Tickets are now on sale for the next two Interval salon talks. We end 02014 with talks by two fantastic speakers. Tickets: November 18, 02014 – Erik Davis at The Interval on Philip K Dick Tickets: November 25, 02014 – Kevin Kelly at The Interval Cool Tools book event Philip K. Dick is widely acknowledged as one […]

Karen Marcelo at The Interval: San Francisco’s Art and Tech-Hacking History

by Mikl Em on October 30th, 02014

Karen Marcelo photo by Jay Bain

Karen Marcelo (dorkbot SF, Survival Research Labs)
Tuesday November 4, 02014 7:30pm
at The Interval (check-in at 6:30)
Advanced Tickets recommended
Programmer, artist, and founder of dorkbot SF, Karen Marcelo discusses the tradition of San Francisco Bay Area technologically-minded artists and hackers in the past. . .   Read More

Alexander Rose on The 10,000 Year Clock @ The Interval, Tuesday 10/28

by Mikl Em on October 23rd, 02014

Alexander Rose photo by Christopher Michel Alexander Rose: Designing for Longevity Building The 10,000 Year Clock Tuesday October 28, 02014 at 7:30pm at The Interval (check-in at 6:30) Advanced Tickets recommended Late in the last millennium, Danny Hillis told a small group of friends about his idea for building a monument-scale clock that would last for 10,000 years. The […]

“Leonardo’s Brain” at The Interval, Sunday 10/12/02014

by Mikl Em on October 8th, 02014

This Sunday, October 12, The Interval hosts a special event to celebrate the posthumous release of Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain. Leonardo’s Brain looks at the life, art and mind of 15th century Florentine polymath Leonardo da Vinci. Shlain’s book considers Da Vinci as a glimpse. . .   Read More