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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

The Interval at Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 3rd, 02014

Today we are proud to introduce you to The Interval. You know it already as “The Long Now Salon.” But all along we knew our new space at Fort Mason in San Francisco needed a name all its own. The Interval will be a bar, museum, event venue, cafe, and archive. A welcoming public space […]

Brian Eno’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on February 28th, 02014

Brian Eno visited San Francisco to see the site where the Manual for Civilization shelves will be Photo by Alexander Rose   Twenty books suggested by Long Now’s Founding Board Member Brian Eno form the first in a series of reports on additions to our Manual for Civilization collection. This library will eventually include 3,500 […]

The Manual for Civilization Begins

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

 

As we near completion of The Interval at Long Now, our new venue in San Francisco, we are also building a collection of books that will reside here.  We have named this collection the Manual for Civilization, and it will include the roughly 3500 books most essential to sustain or rebuild civilization. Using this. . .   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

Long Now Salon Construction & Fundraising Update – January 02014

by Mikl Em on January 20th, 02014

Fourteen months ago we announced: We have begun a campaign to transform our space in Fort Mason into a salon, museum, cafe and bar. We invite you to check out the video and if you can, please support… As we begin 02014, construction of the Long Now Salon project continues. We’ve also surpassed 2/3 of […]