Manifest TechWeek - The Long Now Foundation w/ Alexander Rose
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)
Join Manifest Digital on July 27th for Creating the 10,000 Year Clock, with Alexander Rose
July 27th, 7pm - at The Museum of Contemporary Art
As recently covered in Wired, The Long Now Foundation is creating an engineering marvel: a clock that will run for 10,000 years. With the purpose of fostering long-term thinking, this project is being overseen by the Foundation’s director, clock designer and clock project manager Alexander Rose, who will present on the creation of the clock.
Clock designer and The Long Now Foundation executive director Alexander Rose will present an overview and update on the project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 27.
Some people say that they feel the future is slipping away from them. To me, the future is a big tractor-trailer slamming on its brakes in front of me just as I pull into its slip stream. I am about to crash into it. –Danny Hillis
Almost 20 years ago computer scientist Danny Hillis thought up a monument-scale, slow-moving mechanical clock to serve as an icon to long-term thinking, and published the proposition in Wired.
10 years ago a first prototype was completed and put into the Science Museum of London.
5 years ago the full-size clock project began design.
A few months ago that project began construction.
Join us as Manifest Digital hosts The Long Now Foundation executive director and clock manager Alexander Rose for a presentation on the slowest, most iconic monument dedicated to long-term thinking in the world, The Clock of the Long Now.
Alexander Rose will present at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 27. Rose will update attendees on the progress of the clock project, provide insight into The Long Now Foundation’s perspective on time and responsibility, and take questions from the audience.