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Blog Archive for the ‘The Interval’ Category

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 […]

Brian Eno Designs Sound and Light Art for The Interval at Long Now

by Mikl Em on July 16th, 02013

  Photos of Brian Eno & Danny Hillis by Alexander Rose (02013) In July of 02013 Brian Eno visited the Bay Area and saw the latest progress on the 10,000 Year Clock project. Clock designer Danny Hillis gave Brian a tour of the progress at the Long Now Clock assembly space (where these photos were taken.) […]

Long Now’s San Francisco Public Space in Transition

by Mikl Em on July 12th, 02013

The Long Now Museum and Store is closed. It’s an important first step to opening The Long Now Salon our new public space in the same location. While it’s exciting, for those of us who know the space well, Long Now staff, volunteers and anyone who has attended events or Seminar receptions there, these images […]

Long Now Salon funding passes $200,000 thanks to gift from writer Neil Gaiman

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 9th, 02013

Famed author Neil Gaiman has generously boosted The Long Now Salon “brickstarter” with a donation of $25,000. We are honored to have his support and encouragement as we near the 50% mark of our Salon fundraising which we must reach to start construction this summer. “I really believe in Long Now’s mission, and I am […]

Neal Stephenson, David Brin, and Chris Anderson donate to the Long Now Salon

by Mikl Em on July 1st, 02013

Long Now would like to thank author Neal Stephenson (author of Anathem, The Baroque Cycle, and Snow Crash amongst others) for contributing to the Long Now Salon. Neal’s generosity helped us surpass $185,000 in funds raised for Salon construction. We are especially thrilled that he will be speaking in Entish when he visits. Just supported […]

The Interval: Long Now’s Challenge Coin

by Austin Brown on June 27th, 02013

As part of Long Now’s ‘brickstarter’ campaign”, which ends on October 1, 02014, we’ve created our own Challenge Coin which is only available to those who have helped us build The Interval at Long Now. The tradition (and mythos) of Challenge Coins goes back farther than reliable records can determine. Wikipedia tells an evocative (but […]

Long Now Salon: Membership Offer for Flask Level Donors (Tuesday)

by Mikl Em on June 25th, 02013

Long Now is in the process of founding a 21st Century Salon: a social venue that celebrates long-term thinking, showcases our projects, serves delicious beverages, and inspires amazing conversations. Today you can support that effort and Long Now will give you a year’s membership as thanks. All day Tuesday, if you donate to the Salon […]

Long Now Salon Funding Update

by Mikl Em on June 19th, 02013

A week ago we announced that construction of the Long Now Salon has begun along with a new phase of fundraising to support the project. The salon is a venue for small events and big ideas, contemplation and conversation about long-term thinking, deep thoughts and inspiring beverages. We wanted to give you an update on […]

Long Now Salon: Founders Tea Club

by Austin Brown on June 12th, 02013

There’s no reason long-term drinking has to be limited to handcrafted spirits. For our Long Now Salon we will serve artisan coffee and tea during the day, but we were looking for something really special, ideally with a relation to time. Neither coffee nor tea tend to improve with age. Jesse Jacobs, creator of San […]