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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:26 pm    Post subject: fwd: free BRIAN ENO lecture in SF Nov. 14 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If this gets accessible for online listening please post info here, thanks.
Likewise with Laurie Anderson's lecture.

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From: kk@kk.org (kk@kk.org)
Subject: Free BRIAN ENO lecture in SF Nov. 14
Date: 2003-11-04 16:47:59 PST


Friends,

We've just announced the following good news. Feel free to post and
forward this invitation.

Musician/producer BRIAN ENO will be giving a rare free public lecture
next week at Fort Mason in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 14, in the
Herbst Pavillion. Coffee bar opens at 7pm, lecture at 8pm. Directions
to Herbst Pavillion are here
http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.html.

This is not a concert. Brian Eno will be speaking about "The Long
Now." His talk will be the first of a monthly series of Seminars
About Long-term Thinking, sponsored by The Long Now Foundation
http://www.longnow.org. Eno's talks are usually as amazing as his
music.

The on-going lectures in this new monthly series will be every second
Friday at Fort Mason. Future speakers include Peter Schwartz, George
Dyson, Laurie Anderson, Rusty Schweickart, Paul Hawken, Daniel Janzen,
and Danny Hillis.

Admission to the lectures is free (a $10 donation is welcome but NOT
required). The hall holds about 700 people. For unticketed lectures
like this it's a good idea to come early for a good seat.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.longnow.org/10klibrary/library.htm
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Behind every hot new working computer is a trail of bodies of extinct computers, extinct storage media, extinct applications, extinct files. Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling refers to our time as “the Golden Age of dead media, most of them with the working lifespan of a pack of Twinkies.”

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Computer scientist Danny Hillis notes that we have good raw data from previous ages written on clay, on stone, on parchment and paper, but from the 1950s to the present, recorded information increasingly disappears into a digital gap. Historians will consider this a dark age. Science historians can read Galileo’s technical correspondence from the 1590s but not Marvin Minsky’s from the 1960s.

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Gradually a set of best practices is emerging for ensuring digital continuity: Use the most common file formats, avoid compression where possible, keep a log of changes to a file, employ standard metadata, make multiple copies and so forth.

what a cool link it is!
read it Very Happy

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http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/mmw/unusualclocks1.asp
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'Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. Some sort of balancing corrective to the short-sightedness is needed---some mechanism or myth which encourages the long view and the taking of long-term responsibility, where 'long-term' is measured at least in centuries.' Stewart Brand, 1999.

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http://www.wired.com/wired/6.01/hillis_pr.html
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And now we are beginning to depend on computers to help us evolve new computers that let us produce things of much greater complexity. Yet we don't quite understand the process - it's getting ahead of us. We're now using programs to make much faster computers so the process can run much faster. That's what's so confusing - technologies are feeding back on themselves; we're taking off. We're at that point analogous to when single-celled organisms were turning into multicelled organisms. We are amoebas and we can't figure out what the hell this thing is that we're creating.

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http://www.forbes.com/asap/1998/1130/049.html
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In the time of my childhood, Monday was wash day, Tuesday was market day, and Sunday was worship and a day for rest. In this age of 24-hour- a-day, seven-day-a-week convenience, I have begun to lose my bearings. I fly from time zone to time zone, living in CNN time, out of touch even with the rhythms of my own flesh.

I have a recurring dream of a big, slow clock in a faraway place- somewhere empty and difficult to reach, perhaps in the middle of a desert, or on a mountaintop, or in a deep, cool cave. This is the clock that connects the motions of the sun and the moon and the stars to the mundane calendars of humankind. Wound by human caretakers in quiet ceremony, it patiently counts the millennia.


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increasingly we fragment our activities into pure components. We either work or play, exercise or relax, teach or learn. We divide our art, our science, our politics and our religion into carefully separated spheres. There was an older kind of human that kept these things together, a kind a person who worked and played and taught and learned all at the same time. That kind of person is becoming obsolete.

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