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Organically Grown and Genetically Engineered: The Food of the Future


Dates:
Tue Jul 28, 2009 00:00 - Tue Jun 30, 2009

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/

Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak present
Organically Grown and Genetically Engineered: The Food of the Future

She's the head of a plant genetics lab at UC Davis; he teaches organic farming there. They're married, and they coauthored Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food.

"To meet the appetites of the world's population without drastically hurting the environment requires a visionary new approach: combining genetic engineering and organic farming."

Hear their groundbreaking ideas explored in-depth at this Seminar.

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Tuesday July 28, 02009
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

Advance Tickets Recommended
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/72367
Tickets are $10

Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
https://secure.longnow.org/members/

The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml
Fort Mason Center is a destination for thought provoking programs, events and organizations which support and reflect the evolving cultural fabric of San Francisco.

There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
http://www.longnow.org/contact/

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
danielle@longnow.org
415.561.6582 x1


EVENT

Paul Romer presents A Theory of History, with an Application


Dates:
Mon May 18, 2009 00:00 - Thu Apr 23, 2009

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/

Paul Romer presents
A Theory of History, with an Application

Paul Romer is best known as the lead developer of New Growth Theory, which shows how societies can speed up the discovery and implementation of new technologies—essentially, ideas about how objects interact. However, to address the big problems we’ll face this century—insecurity, harm to the environment, and global poverty—new technologies will not be enough. His current focus is on mechanisms that can speed up the discovery and implementation of new rules—ideas about how people interact. For his work on the economics of ideas, Paul was named one of America’s 25 most influential people by TIME magazine.

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Monday May 18, 02009
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

Advance Tickets Recommended
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/65586
Tickets are $10

The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml
Fort Mason Center is a destination for thought provoking programs, events and organizations which support and reflect the evolving cultural fabric of San Francisco.

Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seat.
https://secure.longnow.org/members/

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
danielle@longnow.org
415.561.6582 x1


EVENT

Michael Pollan presents Deep Agriculture


Dates:
Tue May 05, 2009 00:00 - Sun Apr 05, 2009

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/

Michael Pollan presents
Deep Agriculture

Join us on Tuesday May 5th to hear Michael Pollan discuss his ideas on resolarizing the food system to fight climate change and the health care crisis. Following the lecture, there will be a Q&A session moderated by Stewart Brand. Michael Pollan will also be doing a signing of the latest paperback release of "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto", copies will be available for purchase.

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Tuesday May 5, 02009
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

Advance Tickets Recommended
http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1357&c=18&pg
Tickets are $10

The Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Long Now Members can reserve 1 complimentary seat.
https://secure.longnow.org/members/

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
danielle@longnow.org
415.561.6582 x1


EVENT

Cities and Time with Mayor Gavin Newsom


Dates:
Wed Apr 08, 2009 00:00 - Tue Mar 10, 2009

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/

Mayor Gavin Newsom presents
Cities and Time

Mayor Newsom is a strong advocate for sustainable urban planning and green business practices; he lead San Francisco to join the Kyoto Protocol, created significant incentives for solar power installation through the GoSolarSF program, and is working on an ambitious plan to make SF the "Electric Vehicle Capital of the U.S". He will discuss his ideas and plans for shaping the growth of cities during these turbulent times.

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Wednesday, April 8
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

Advance Tickets Recommended
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/59893
Tickets are $10

The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml
Fort Mason Center is a destination for thought provoking programs, events and organizations
which support and reflect the evolving cultural fabric of San Francisco.

Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
https://secure.longnow.org/members/

There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
http://www.longnow.org/contact/

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
danielle@longnow.org
415.561.6582 x1


EVENT

Endangered Languages: Lost Knowledge and the Future


Dates:
Fri Mar 20, 2009 00:00 - Tue Feb 24, 2009

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Daniel Everett presents
Endangered Languages: Lost Knowledge and the Future

The Pirahã, a remote Amazonian tribe with little outside contact, have attracted the attention of mainstream media, scientists, Zen Buddhists, professors of religion, mathematicians, philosophers and others because of their unusual confluence of values, language, and culture.

Now, after 20 years of high intellectual and physical adventure living among them, Daniel Everett proposes a revolution in anthropology and linguistics: culture profoundly shapes language, even at the most fundamental level. What happens when a language-culture pairing like the Pirahãs' is lost?

The Pirahãs are not alone in their lessons and knowledge for all of us -- there are hundreds of endangered languages in the world -- but they provide a remarkably clear example of alternative knowledge and ways of talking of importance to all of us as we ponder how we should try to build future lives.

Everett is author of Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazon Jungle (02008) and is Chair of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Friday, March 20, 02009
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

Advance Tickets Recommended
Tickets are $10

The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
Directions

Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.

There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
danielle@longnow.org
415.561.6582 x1