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A place for great conversations and inspiring beverages from The Long Now Foundation. Now open in San Francisco.

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The Long Now Foundation fosters long-term thinking and responsibility through a variety of projects.

The Interval at Long Now is our new home in San Francisco. Open to the public as a cafe, bar, museum and event venue from 10am to midnight, seven days a week.

The Interval is located in Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco Bay, with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our venue features music and art by Brian Eno and prototypes of the 10,000 Year Clock. A celebration of long-term thinking and serves inspiring beverages day and night.

In the spirit of the intellectual salons of another age, we want to create an atmosphere that encourages conversation and contemplation. Our space will feature a crowd-sourced library with thousands of books, a gallery of artifacts from our projects, and serve exceptional spirits and cocktails as well as top quality tea and coffee.

Projects of the Long Now Foundation:

Background photo by Robert Mann

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Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose gave a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Interval at Long Now last week as part of NewCo San Francisco a festival of innovative companies opening their doors to the public. We were honored to participate with 129 other amazing organizations.

Matt Cohen the owner of #OffTheGrid speaking at The Interval as part of NewCo.co San Francisco

A year ago, on September 5, 02013, the space was empty and we prototyped The Interval in cardboard. Here are some of the prototypes versus our design comps…

photos by Catherine Borgeson

It was a fun and useful exercise. And look how well it turned out:

The Interval at Long Now in San Francisco

The Interval at Long Now in San Francisco

The Interval at Long Now in San Francisco

Completed Interval photos by Michael David Rose

(Source: blog.longnow.org)

We take a more optimistic view. But besides the dramatic imagery, have a look at the big list of tweeting futurists and accompanying analysis below. 
Some fantastic future thinkers here, including two Long Now Board members and several others who’ve spoken for us or are otherwise associated. Worth following, for sure. Via brucesterling:

*There’s something to this, but if you take the trouble to hang out with actual futurists you’ll see that they don’t really do much of this…  On the contrary, they’d glance at that image on the bottom and go “Oh yeah, that’s the classic Detroit Rust Belt model.  That scenario was big during the 1970s Energy Crisis.”
The 40 highest authority Twitter profiles in the network are:
@iftf – Institute for the Future@WorldFutureSoc – World Future Society@rossdawson – Ross Dawson@gleonhard – Gerd Leonhard@DefTechPat – Patrick Tucker@Urbanverse – Cindy Frewen@VenessaMiemis – Venessa Miemis@cshirky – Clay Shirky@cascio – Jamais Cascio@bruces – Bruce Sterling@mitchbetts – Mitch Betts@frankspencer – Frank Spencer@futuryst – Stuart Candy@johnmsmart – John Smart@Geofutures – Josh Calder@ThomasFrey – Thomas Frey@doctorow – Cory Doctorow@heathervescent – Heather Schlegel@psaffo – Paul Saffo@MareeConway – Maree Conway@dunagan23 – Jake Dunagan@jenjarratt – Jennifer Jarratt@kevin2kelly – Kevin Kelly@wendyinfutures – Wendy L Schultz@patrickdixon – Patrick Dixon@Joi – Joi Ito@GreatDismal – William Gibson@futuristpaul – Paul Higgins@futuramb – P A Martin Börjesson@kristinalford – Kristin Alford@nraford – Noah Raford@avantgame – Jane McGonigal@DavidBrin – David Brin@jhagel – John Hagel@fastfuture – Rohit Talwar@singularityhub – Singularity Hub@singularityu – SingularityU@futureguru – Dr. James Canton@timeguide – Ian Pearson@FutureCon – Future Conscience
Read more: http://rossdawson.com/articles/futurists-twitter-analysis-network-centrality/#ixzz3BrJtP4IX

We take a more optimistic view. But besides the dramatic imagery, have a look at the big list of tweeting futurists and accompanying analysis below. 

Some fantastic future thinkers here, including two Long Now Board members and several others who’ve spoken for us or are otherwise associated. Worth following, for sure. Via brucesterling:

*There’s something to this, but if you take the trouble to hang out with actual futurists you’ll see that they don’t really do much of this…  On the contrary, they’d glance at that image on the bottom and go “Oh yeah, that’s the classic Detroit Rust Belt model.  That scenario was big during the 1970s Energy Crisis.”

The 40 highest authority Twitter profiles in the network are:

@iftf – Institute for the Future
@WorldFutureSoc – World Future Society
@rossdawson – Ross Dawson
@gleonhard – Gerd Leonhard
@DefTechPat – Patrick Tucker
@Urbanverse – Cindy Frewen
@VenessaMiemis – Venessa Miemis
@cshirky – Clay Shirky
@cascio – Jamais Cascio
@bruces – Bruce Sterling
@mitchbetts – Mitch Betts
@frankspencer – Frank Spencer
@futuryst – Stuart Candy
@johnmsmart – John Smart
@Geofutures – Josh Calder
@ThomasFrey – Thomas Frey
@doctorow – Cory Doctorow
@heathervescent – Heather Schlegel
@psaffo – Paul Saffo
@MareeConway – Maree Conway
@dunagan23 – Jake Dunagan
@jenjarratt – Jennifer Jarratt
@kevin2kelly – Kevin Kelly
@wendyinfutures – Wendy L Schultz
@patrickdixon – Patrick Dixon
@Joi – Joi Ito
@GreatDismal – William Gibson
@futuristpaul – Paul Higgins
@futuramb – P A Martin Börjesson
@kristinalford – Kristin Alford
@nraford – Noah Raford
@avantgame – Jane McGonigal
@DavidBrin – David Brin
@jhagel – John Hagel
@fastfuture – Rohit Talwar
@singularityhub – Singularity Hub
@singularityu – SingularityU
@futureguru – Dr. James Canton
@timeguide – Ian Pearson
@FutureCon – Future Conscience

Read more: http://rossdawson.com/articles/futurists-twitter-analysis-network-centrality/#ixzz3BrJtP4IX

This is a page from the menu at The Interval, specifically our ”Welcome Menu” drinks. The Interval is Long Now’s headquarters and a publicly browsable museum that features our projects including prototypes of the 10,000 Year Clock and other artifacts of Revive & Restore and The Rosetta Project (amongst others), besides being a fantastic cafe and bar. 
Our Welcome Menu include time-shifted, fast-to-serve cocktails we’ve prepared ahead of time. Including drinks that are pre-made and even on draft. 
You’ll also see here the fascinating stories behind each drink. Come try them all at The Interval from 4pm to 12am daily in San Francisco. And all day long on weekends. We also serve amazing coffee and tea and wine and beer from 10am to midnight every day. 
You can check our our whole menu here. You can also donate to help us complete The Interval's construction funding and get cool Long Now stuff or get a bottle of artisan gin or whiskey.

This is a page from the menu at The Interval, specifically our ”Welcome Menu” drinks. The Interval is Long Now’s headquarters and a publicly browsable museum that features our projects including prototypes of the 10,000 Year Clock and other artifacts of Revive & Restore and The Rosetta Project (amongst others), besides being a fantastic cafe and bar. 

Our Welcome Menu include time-shifted, fast-to-serve cocktails we’ve prepared ahead of time. Including drinks that are pre-made and even on draft. 

You’ll also see here the fascinating stories behind each drink. Come try them all at The Interval from 4pm to 12am daily in San FranciscoAnd all day long on weekends. We also serve amazing coffee and tea and wine and beer from 10am to midnight every day. 

You can check our our whole menu here. You can also donate to help us complete The Interval's construction funding and get cool Long Now stuff or get a bottle of artisan gin or whiskey.


We had our first Discussion Night at The Interval featuring Peter Schwartz (a founding Long Now Board member) on Monday August 18, 02014.
 
 
 
After Peter’s presentation we had a group discussion on the future of The Internet. It was a fantastic evening for all. Look for more of these in the future, in addition to our regular Tuesday Night Conversations series of talks. Watch our events page for details.

Peter Schwartz hosts Discussion Night at The Interval at Long Now

We had our first Discussion Night at The Interval featuring Peter Schwartz (a founding Long Now Board member) on Monday August 18, 02014.

Peter Schwartz hosts Discussion Night at The Interval at Long Now 

Peter Schwartz hosts Discussion Night at The Interval

Peter Schwartz hosts Discussion Night at The Interval at Long Now

After Peter’s presentation we had a group discussion on the future of The Internet. It was a fantastic evening for all. Look for more of these in the future, in addition to our regular Tuesday Night Conversations series of talks. Watch our events page for details.