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EVENT

Daemon: Bot-mediated Reality with Daniel Suarez


Dates:
Fri Aug 08, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jul 03, 2008

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

Daniel Suarez (aka author Leinad Zeraus) presents
Daemon: Bot-mediated Reality

Under a pseudonym, database consultant Daniel Suarez self-published Daemon, a near-term sci-fi novel about a computer virus intent on destroying civilization. It's success has been based heavily on its ability to walk the line between technical feasibility and fantastic storytelling, as well as the prescient warning implicit in its portrayal of our tech dependent culture.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand

Friday August 8th, 02008

Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml

$10 suggested donation

We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
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

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.


EVENT

Edward Burtynsky presents The 10,000 Year Gallery


Dates:
Wed Jul 23, 2008 00:00 - Tue Jun 17, 2008

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

Edward Burtynsky presents
The 10,000 Year Gallery

Edward Burtynsky's photography presents human industry in a simultaneously clinical and awe-inspiring fashion and through his work encourages us to take a second look at the scale of what we call progress.

In this lecture, he will explore his ideas about creating a "10,000 Year Gallery" as a component of Long Now's 10,000 Year Clock project.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand

Wednesday July 23, 02008

Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml

$10 suggested donation

We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
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

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.


EVENT

Mechanicrawl


Dates:
Sat Jul 12, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jun 05, 2008

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Mechanicrawl is a progressive tour through the mechanical wonders of San Francisco's North Shore showcasing several amazing machines that are usually not available to the public.

You'll be able to map your own route to see the giant running steam engine aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, one of the most complex mechanical computers ever built, The Torpedo Data Computer aboard the USS Pampanito Submarine, turn of the century automata, over 200 coin operated machines and video games at the Musee Mecanique, the Orrey, Solar Synchronizer and new Walking Bearing at The Long Now Museum and Store, special films and exhibits at the Exploratorium and more!

Additional information is on the website http://www.mechanicrawl.org

WHO:
Participating institutions:
EXPLORATORIUM http://www.exploratorium.edu/
THE LONG NOW FOUNDATION http://www.longnow.org/
MUSEE MECANIQUE http://www.museemecaniquesf.com/
THE SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK http://www.nps.gov/safr
S.S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/
USS PAMPANITO http://www.maritime.org/pamphome.htm

WHEN:
Saturday, July 12th, 02008
3pm - 8pm

WHERE:
San Francisco's North Shore - Fisherman's Warf, Fort Mason, and Marina District
A complete map of the crawl is on the Mechanicrawl website under the "Map Your Crawl" section including directions by Foot, by Bike, by Public and by Car.
MAIN LOCATIONS:
EXPLORATORIUM, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
THE LONG NOW MUSEUM AND STORE, Fort Mason Center, Building A, San Francisco CA 94123
MUSEE MECANIQUE, Pier 45 at the end of Taylor Street, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
THE SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK'S VISITOR CENTER, corner of Jefferson and Hyde Streets/499 Jefferson, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA 94109
HYDE STREET PIER, Foot of Hyde Street/2905 Hyde Street, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA 94133
S.S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, docked at Pier 45 , Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA 94133
USS PAMPANITO, docked at Pier 45 , Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco CA 94133

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are $10-$15, available through Brown Paper Tickets and at The Long Now Foundation Museum and Store.
Students and seniors $11, children for $10 (under 6 are free), and $15 for adults - www.brownpapertickets.com/event/34733


EVENT

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment


Dates:
Fri Jun 27, 2008 00:00 - Mon May 19, 2008

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

Paul Ehrlich presents
The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

How can a species with such extensive control over its environment be as careless as humans have been? Paul Ehrlich believes a better understanding of our evolution and our relationship with the planet is the key to answering this question and to correcting the mistakes we've made. Our genes, our culture and our environment have been interacting throughout the history of humanity and this three-way interplay is the focus of his newest book and this upcoming lecture.

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.

The Seminars are hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Friday, June 27th, 02008

Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml

$10 suggested donation

We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
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

Technology Empowers the Poorest


Dates:
Wed May 21, 2008 00:00 - Fri Apr 18, 2008

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

Iqbal Quadir presents
Technology Empowers the Poorest

Iqbal Quadir is an advocate of business as a humanitarian tool; his overriding principle is "connectivity is productivity." In partnership with microcredit pioneer Grameenbank, he brought the first commercial telecom services, Grameenphone, to millions of Bangladeshi living in rural areas. He is currently the founding Director of the Program in Developmental Entrepreneurship at MIT, which studies ways for people to adopt technology in empowering and democratizing ways. His latest projects are focused on solutions for bringing electrical power and potable water to rural areas.

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.

The Seminars are hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org


Wednesday, May 21st, 02008


Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml

$10 suggested donation

We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
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