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Quantum to Cosmos Festival

by Austin Brown on October 20th, 02009

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is holding its 10th anniversary Quantum to Cosmos Festival this month in Waterloo, Ontario.  The 10 day extravaganza has the theme this year of “Ideas for the Future” and seeks to “take a global audience from the strange world of subatomic particles to the outer frontiers of the universe.”…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on September 12th, 02008

The latest Seminars About Long-term Thinking are now available as audio downloads or podcasts and in hi-res video for Long Now members. *Neal Stephenson’s Anathem – video excerpt of Stephenson reading from the book *Iolet, the music of Anathem – CD available for purchase

The end is nigh

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on September 4th, 02008

On Wednesday morning September 10th, the very excited and optimistic scientists turn on the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva… We have a Long Bet that states “Large Hadron Collider will destroy Earth.” And you can watch the video above of what that looks like. The “First Beam” will occur at 9:30am at CERN, which I…  Read More

Neal Stephenson and the 10,000-Year Clock

by Kevin Kelly on September 2nd, 02008

In 1998 Danny Hillis asked some friends to make sketches of what they imagined a 10,000-year clock should look like. Science fiction author Neal Stephenson, among others, provided several sketches. One of them outlines a clock contained in concentric circles of walls, which opens to outsiders at specific preordained intervals. Stephenson’s handwritten notes on this…  Read More

Neal Stephenson – King of the Worlds

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 19th, 02008

Steven Levy has an excellent piece on Neal Stephenson’s Anathem in the September Wired.  The article includes in depth back story on the Long Now related inspirations for the book.  If you are going to be in San Francisco on September 9th 02008, we will be hosting the launch event for the book with a…  Read More

Long Now timeline & current status

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 6th, 01996

Current Status: (updated Jan 02017) Presently our active and fully funded projects are building the monument scale 10,000 Year Clock, the PanLex project, The Interval, and the Seminar series.  The monthly Seminar series hosted by Stewart Brand is our most successful outreach project to date, and is listened to or viewed by over a hundred…  Read More