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Blog Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Computers, Clocks, Astronomy and The Making of the Modern World

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 29th, 02009

Long Now member and close friend Susan Shea sent me this astoundingly good episode of James Burke’s “Connections”show from 01978 (It is in 5 parts).  It is the best tracing of computing technology through time and culture I have ever seen, and shows the lineage of ancient clocks to modern computers (if a. . .   Read More

Saul Griffith, “Climate Change Recalculated”

by Stewart Brand on January 19th, 02009

The Terawatt World

Engineer Griffith said he was going to make the connection between personal actions and global climate change. To do that he’s been analyzing his own life in extreme detail to figure out exactly how much energy he uses and what changes might reduce the load. In 2007, when he started, he. . .   Read More

Antikythera Video

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on December 12th, 02008

Stewart Brand sent in this New Scientist update on the Antikythera Device reconstruciton that includes video. . .   Read More

Neal Stephenson reads from Anathem

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 10th, 02008

Video above (from Fora.tv) of Neal reading from Anathem at the book launch event last night, and a little of the live singing.  We would like to thank the nearly 900 attendees, and those that watched the video stream.  We apologize for the delays and sound troubles that plagued us at the venue. . .   Read More

Paul Saffo, “Embracing Uncertainty – the secret to effective forecasting”

by Stewart Brand on January 14th, 02008

Rules of Forecasting

Reflecting on his 25 years as a forecaster, Paul Saffo pointed out that a forecaster’s job is not to predict outcomes, but to map the “cone of uncertainty” on a subject. Where are the edges of what might happen? (Uncertainty is cone-shaped because it expands as you project further into. . .   Read More

A long view of world population

by Stuart Candy on December 5th, 02007

The job of the long view is to penetrate illusion. […] How can we see the insidious transformations of our own day? Slow science is part of it, applied history is part of it, and every year there are more sophisticated tools of macroscopic vision. One video going the rounds of the conferences shows the accelerating. . .   Read More

2057

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 21st, 02007

Continuing our series of posts on “Long Shorts” (short movies that expand our notion of the future). I came across this series on the Discovery Channel. While over produced, dramatized, and sensational, this is the first of these types of programs that I can remember pushing out this far. It seems that back in the. . .   Read More

Art, Meditation, And Accelerant

by Simone Davalos on May 10th, 02007

This has nothing whatsoever to do with Long Shorts (videos, generally short ones, that exemplify long term thinking or longer perspective) at all.

In the Long Now Shop we carry a variety of DVDs that have something to do with long term thinking, or inspire us the same way the clock does. One of these. . .   Read More

Time Lapses from Baraka

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 9th, 02007

As part of the series of “Long Shorts” (videos, generally short ones, that exemplify long term thinking or longer perspective).

Of all the great time lapses done in film, some of the very best belong to Baraka. Visually stunning, with an equally increadible sound track, this movie is really the most amazing in the wordless. . .   Read More

Rocks of Ages

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on May 8th, 02007

As part of the series of “Long Shorts” (videos, generally short ones, that exemplify long term thinking or longer perspective).

This German made Academy Award winning short is one of my absolute favorites in the Long Short category. . .   Read More