Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longnow.org. The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility.

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Andrew McAfee: More From Less


Andrew McAfee draws on a wide range of evidence to show that the world is already on the right track toward long-term health when it combines 1) technological progress, 2) capitalism, 3) responsive government, and 4) public awareness. That blend demonstrably gets humanity “more from less.” It dematerializes the economy and decouples it from exploiting nature while increasing prosperity for ever more people...


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Suhanya Raffel: World Art Through The Asian Perspective


Coming to the fore in this century is Asian perspective on everything. A thrilling place to watch the shift is in art. Extraordinary contemporary art from all over the world, especially Asia, has been collected for the new world-class museum in Hong Kong called M+. The massive museum won’t open for a year or two, but a rich sample of the collection as well as insight on why it was collected for display in Hong Kong, will be offered by Suhanya Raffel, Executive Director of M+...


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 2019-10-15  1h23m
 
 

Monica L. Smith: Cities: The First 6,000 Years


Long Now Members can also watch our live video stream and a public podcast will be released after the talk. “Cities were the first Internet,” says archaeologist Monica Smith, because they were the first permanent places where strangers met in large numbers for entertainment, commerce, and romance. And the function and form of cities, she notes, have remained remarkably constant over their 6,000 years of history so far...


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 2019-08-14  1h20m
 
 

Marcia Bjornerud: Timefulness


We need a poly-temporal worldview to embrace the overlapping rates of change that our world runs on, especially the huge, powerful changes that are mostly invisible to us. Geologist Marcia Bjornerud teaches that kind of time literacy. With it, we become at home in the deep past and engaged with the deep future. We learn to “think like a planet.” As for climate change.....


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 2019-07-23  1h26m
 
 

Mariana Mazzucato: Rethinking Value


What happens when we confuse price with value? We end up undervaluing care. We pollute more. And the financial sector is allowed to brag about how productive it is—while often just moving around existing value, created by others. Most importantly we end up with a form of capitalism that rewards value extraction activities over value creation, increasing inequality in the process...


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 2019-06-25  1h29m
 
 

David Byrne: Good News & Sleeping Beauties


David Byrne has become a scholar and promoter of new good ideas that work in the world. He finds them in health, education, culture, economics, climate, science & technology, transportation, and civic engagement. He has great examples and great slides--as you might expect from an acclaimed visual as well as musical artist. His goal is to spread the word that there are a LOT of new things that work surprisingly well, and they can be applied far and wide...


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 2019-06-05  1h30m
 
 

Ian McEwan: Machines Like Me


In his new novel, Machines Like Me, Ian McEwan uses science fiction and counter-factual history to speculate about the coming of artificial intelligence and its effect on human relations. The opening page introduces a pivotal character, "Sir Alan Turing, war hero and presiding genius of the digital age.” The evening with McEwan will feature conversation with Stewart Brand, based on written questions from the audience, along with some readings...


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 2019-05-05  1h36m
 
 

Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come


The ocean is not just filling up, it’s swelling up. Half of sea-level rise comes just from the warming of the water. No matter what humans do next, we are now doomed to deal with drastically higher flooding of the world's coasts every year for decades, possibly centuries. Nearly half of humanity lives near coasts. Many of our greatest cities, and their infrastructure, will have to deal with the ever-rising waters...


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 2019-04-03  1h24m
 
 

Chip Conley: The Modern Elder and the Intergenerational Workplace


Advance tickets for this Seminar are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be released starting at 6:30pm at the ticket tables in the theater lobby. Doors to the theater open at 7:00pm. Long Now Members can also watch our live video stream and a public podcast will be released after the talk. What can fifty-somethings bring of value to companies that are mostly twenty-somethings, and vice versa? A needed blending of depth with currency...


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 2019-03-14  1h24m
 
 

John Brockman: Possible Minds


Advance tickets for this Seminar are sold out. Long Now Members can watch our live video stream and a public podcast and video will be released after the talk. John Brockman's newly released book Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI  is the springboard for this Seminar on Artificial Intelligence. Brockman will interview several of the contributors to the book, Rodney Brooks, Alison Gopnik and Stuart Russell on stage...


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 2019-02-26  1h36m