In the year ten thousaaaaaaaand
August 4, 2004 8:48 AM   Subscribe

Lectures on the Long Now (mp3s) including talks by Brian Eno, George Dyson, Bruce Sterling and more. Brought to you by the folks at the Long Now Foundation.
posted by gwint (8 comments total)

Nice! I saw (and enjoyed) Eno's lecture and really wanted to see Dyson's but couldn't make it. Thanks, gwint!
posted by shoepal at 8:55 AM on August 4, 2004

so, are they still going to build that big clock? Things got real quiet on that front after the tech bubble burst.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:39 AM on August 4, 2004

so, are they still going to build that big clock?

According to their lecture schedule it looks like Danny Hillis is going to give a talk called "Progress on the 10,000-year Clock" on September 10th-- so I guess we'll know in a month or so.
posted by gwint at 10:52 AM on August 4, 2004

I went to Bruce Sterling's talk and it was fantastic as well. I highly recommend folks check out the recording. Really hilarious and acidic commentary on the "Post Human" movement.
posted by Voivod at 11:01 AM on August 4, 2004

These are downloading at a snail's pace for me. Does anybody know of a mirror?
posted by shotsy at 11:21 AM on August 4, 2004

shosty: That's the idea.
posted by xmutex at 12:36 PM on August 4, 2004

I imagine that's metafilter's fault though you think they would have shown some forethought, you know 'cause...
posted by leotrotsky at 12:54 PM on August 4, 2004

It's also their fault. The speeches are encoded at 128kbps, which is excessive for voice. Also, they don't have id3 tags.
posted by lbergstr at 1:27 PM on August 4, 2004

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