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Blog Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Michael Frachetti: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on March 26th, 02018

In 02011, anthropologist Michael Frachetti discovered a lost city that holds clues to how civilizations rise and fall when diverse communities integrate. From Michael Frachetti’s Long Now Seminar “Open Source Civilization and the Unexpected Origins of the Silk Road” which you can watch in full here. . .   Read More

Steven Johnson on “Spacewar!”

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 14th, 02018

Science author Steven Johnson discusses the legacy of “Spacewar!”, one of the earliest and most influential computer games. Johnson explores this story and more in his latest book, “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World” (02016). This clip is from the Q&A with Stewart Brand, who wrote a Rolling Stone article on the. . .   Read More

Nicky Case: The Attractors Behind Disasters

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on January 25th, 02018

Why do disasters like blackouts and financial crises cascade so quickly, but fixing them takes so long? The answer, game developer Nicky Case says, is “attractors”—the parts of a complex system that attract the system towards failure.

This is an excerpt from Nicky Case’s August 02017 Long Now talk, “Seeing Whole Systems.” Watch. . .   Read More

Select Interval Talk Videos Now Online

by Mikl Em on June 7th, 02017

As we mark the 3-year anniversary of the Conversations at The Interval lecture series, we’ve released video of more than a dozen Interval talks for the first time. HD video of fifteen select talks is now on The Interval website, free for everyone to enjoy.

Production of these talks was funded by donations. . .   Read More

Kevin Kelly, “Digital Is Just Getting Started”

by Andrew Warner on July 28th, 02016

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Next 30 Digital Years
Thursday July 14, 02016 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Kelly Seminar page.
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Brian Christian, “Solving Hard Decisions”

by Andrew Warner on July 1st, 02016

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Algorithms to Live By
Monday June 20, 02016 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Christian Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Christian Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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Walter Mischel, “Thinking Hot and Cool”

by Andrew Warner on May 16th, 02016

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Monday May 2, 02016 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Mischel Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Mischel Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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New Seminar Apps and Long Now Video Archive

by Danielle Engelman on May 11th, 02016

The Long Now Foundation is making its video archive of the Seminars About Long-Term Thinking (SALT) freely available on its website and on the new Apple apps, allowing people to stream the SALT Seminars on Apple TV and their iOS devices. The free iOS apps feature videos of The Long Now Foundation’s . . .   Read More

Stephen Pyne, “Ecological Wildfire”

by Danielle Engelman on February 25th, 02016

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Fire Slow, Fire Fast, Fire Deep
Tuesday February 9, 02016 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Pyne Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Pyne Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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Ecological wildfire. . .   Read More

Rick Prelinger, “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 10”

by Andrew Warner on December 22nd, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 10
Wednesday December 9, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Prelinger Seminar page.
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