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Blog Archive for the ‘The Interval’ Category

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 […]

Kevin Kelly’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 18th, 02014

Today we continue the series of posts featuring the books suggested for the Manual for Civilization with a large list from Long Now Founding Board Member Kevin Kelly. In all we hope to have as many as 3,500 volumes to form a corpus which could sustain or rebuild civilization. To broaden our selection process we’ve […]

The Chalkboard Robot for The Interval

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 13th, 02014

Viktor – 5000 Years of Chairs, by Jürg Lehni
One of the features we’ve included in our design for The Interval at Long Now from the very beginning has been a chalkboard robot. To be located next to the presenter screen, we imagined it could be used live in presentations, write Long Bets challenged. . .   Read More

Violet Blue’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Catherine Borgeson on March 11th, 02014

Continuing our series of posts highlighting books suggested for our Manual for Civilization library at The Interval, today we have a specialized list selected by Violet Blue.  As a library designed to help sustain or rebuild civilization, one of the first categories that came to mind were sexuality and reproduction.  A civilization cannot have a. . .   Read More

Chime Generator Table for The Interval at Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 6th, 02014

We want to share some of the details about The Interval, our public space in San Francisco which opens this Spring. We’ve planned a series of updates that will include an introduction to our Chalkboard Robot, more about Brian Eno’s sound & light installations in the space, documentation of the final construction work, and details […]

Stewart Brand’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 4th, 02014

Stewart Brand selects books from his library, photo by Alexander Rose

Long Now’s Founding Board Member Stewart Brand suggested more than 70 volumes for our Manual for Civilization collection. The Manual will be housed within The Interval at Long Now, our new public space which opens to the public this Spring.

The 3500 books. . .   Read More