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Blog Archive for the ‘The Interval’ Category

Rachel Sussman in San Francisco: The Oldest Living Things in the World

by Mikl Em on May 30th, 02014

Rachel Sussman spoke in our Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) series in 02010 when she was about halfway into her project to document the world’s oldest living things. She traveled the world to learn about and photograph organisms that have lived 2000 years or more. This year she published her book The Oldest. . .   Read More

Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers

by Mikl Em on May 29th, 02014

Photo by Adam Rogers

The earliest evidence of a deliberately made alcoholic drink comes from a 10,000 year old piece of Chinese pottery. Lab tests revealed traces of a fermented mixture of rice honey and fruit. It would have been hard to mix those ingredients and keep it from fermenting.

Adam Rogers has held. . .   Read More

The Interval: Long Now’s New Home

by Mikl Em on May 13th, 02014

The Interval at Long Now is almost ready for you to visit. We’ve shown you design comps and construction images before, but at last we can share photos of the real thing. Almost the real thing. There’s still some more work to do, but the end is in sight. We’d like to thank to everyone […]

First Look at The Interval at Long Now

by Mikl Em on May 9th, 02014

After a year under construction our beautiful new venue is almost ready to debut. Here are a few first images of The Interval at Long Now our new bar, cafe, museum and home to The Long Now Foundation at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The Interval will open first for a series of events […]

Manual for Civilization Book List from Mark Pauline of Survival Research Labs

by Mikl Em on May 2nd, 02014

Photo of Mark Pauline by Karen Marcelo What information is essential to sustaining civilization? What books would you want to have if we had to start from scratch? What references would we need available to rebuild what we have today? Long Now is collecting 3,500 books based on those questions to form a Manual for Civilization. […]

Neal Stephenson’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on April 17th, 02014

  Best-selling author Neal Stephenson has added a couple dozen books to the Manual for Civilization. Long Now is assembling a corpus of 3,500 volumes that would help sustain or rebuild civilization. This collection will be featured at The Interval, our new public space, as a floor-to-ceiling library available to our visitors. The collection will comprise […]

33 Books on How to Live and a Russian Nesting Doll

by Catherine Borgeson on April 9th, 02014

Long Now Member Maria Popova is the mastermind behind the popular cultural blog of ideas known as Brain Pickings.  The blog was founded in 02006, where she has been reviewing books, writing multiple blog entries and tweeting 50 times a day, all while balancing on a wobble board. The lifelong bibliophile has also written for. . .   Read More

The Interval at Long Now: Opening in May

by Charlotte Hajer on April 3rd, 02014

We are excited to announce that we will be opening The Interval at Long Now in May. We have our first event scheduled for May 27th, but our doors will open prior to that. In June we’ll present Rachel Sussman, a previous Seminar speaker, at the Salon. We will announce that as soon as the […]

Megan and Rick Prelinger’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 25th, 02014

Today we continue the series of posts featuring the books suggested for the Manual for Civilization with a list from a couple of guerrilla archivists here in San Francisco, Megan and Rick Prelinger. In all, we hope to develop an ever-changing collection of 3,500 volumes to form a corpus which could sustain or. . .   Read More

Construction of The Interval at Long Now: Shelves and Booths

by Mikl Em on March 20th, 02014

photos by Catherine Borgeson (except where noted) We’ve talked a lot in recent weeks about the Manual for Civilization and all the books we are adding based on suggestions from Brian Eno, Kevin Kelly, Maria Popova, Violet Blue, Stewart Brand and others (see the lists). Now we can start to show you where those books […]

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