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Blog Archive for the ‘The Interval’ Category

3,700-Year Old Palatial Wine

by Charlotte Hajer on December 11th, 02013

The history of wine spans millennia: the ancient Romans considered the beverage a daily necessity, Phoenicians wrote the first textbooks on viticulture, and Egyptian pharaohs had wine cellars built into their burial tombs.

Now, recent archaeological findings from Israel promise to add new insights to our knowledge of wine drinking practices throughout the ages.

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Meet Jennifer Colliau: Bar Manager of The Interval at Long Now

by Mikl Em on December 6th, 02013

Jennifer Colliau, Long Now Salon’s Founding Bar Manager. Photo by Catherine Borgeson
Long Now welcomes Jennifer Colliau, one of the Bay Area’s finest cocktail experts, as the manager of our new bar, cafe and social space: The Interval at Long Now. The doors will open to our one-of-a-kind cafe/bar. . .   Read More

A Special Gift for December Long Now Salon Donors

by Mikl Em on December 2nd, 02013

December is the time for giving both holiday gifts and donations to good causes. With that in mind, would you like to trade gifts with Long Now? If you donate $100 or more to the Long Now Salon we will add a special Long Now shot glass to gifts you receive. This offer is only […]

Neil Gaiman on Libraries and the Future

by Austin Brown on October 29th, 02013

Books connect our future and our past, teaching us about what came before and encouraging us to imagine what might yet be. Because of this, reading and libraries remain essential even in our technological and multimedia future, Neil Gaiman recently insisted in a lecture for London’s The Reading Agency:
Fiction can show you a. . .   Read More

The Interval at Long Now: Time on the Menu

by Mikl Em on October 10th, 02013

Photo by Catherine Borgeson

Progress on the Long Now Salon continues. We have told you a lot about the design and building of the space (most recently about our cardboard prototyping night) and the library we are building for it. But while renovating the physical space is an important aspect of opening this new venue. . .   Read More

Salon Prototype Night: A Cardboard Proof-of-Concept

by Mikl Em on September 27th, 02013

In July our Long Now Salon project passed the halfway point of fundraising, thanks to $25,000 gifts from Neil Gaiman and Cordelia Corp, and more than 200 other donations at levels big and small. The Salon will host small events both for our members and the general public. It will be equal parts library, bar, museum, and cafe. A welcoming and social place, […]

Seminars, Salons and the Long Tradition of Raising Cups in Conversation

by Austin Brown on August 23rd, 02013

November 02013 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first of Long Now’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking. One of our founding board members, Brian Eno, gave that first talk which was entitled “The Long Now” and featured an overview of the Long Now Foundation (already 7 years old at that time) and. . .   Read More

Toward a Manual for Civilization

by Austin Brown on August 14th, 02013

“We are as gods” because of our ancestors’ diligence. The promise of a technologically advancing future is predicated on millennia of accumulated knowledge. Civilization has taken a lot of work to build and it demands a great deal of know-how to sustain. And as modern life increasingly encourages specialization, familiarity across that accumulated knowledge. . .   Read More

The Interval at Long Now: Design and Building Partners, Because We Can

by Mikl Em on August 8th, 02013

Because We Can co-owners Jeffrey McGrew and Jillian Northrup As we begin construction of The Long Now Salon, we thought it was a good time to tell you more about the company we’ve collaborated with to envision and construct our San Francisco public space. Local design-build firm Because We Can, led by co-owners, architect Jeffrey […]

Salon nearing half way mark in funding…

by Mikl Em on July 23rd, 02013

The Salon project is on the verge of hitting its half way point in funding!  If we get to $250k that means that we can start full on construction in August, and that everyone who donated for a bottle will unlock the whiskey option! UPDATE: Thanks to Cameo Wood’s upgrade to the Manual for Civilization […]