[NetBehaviour] The 10,000 Year Clock.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Apr 15 12:00:48 CEST 2009
The 10,000 Year Clock.
A multimillennial mechanical monument, the Long Now Foundation's 10,000
Year Clock is a work existing at the intersection of art, science, and
engineering, and is a thinker's window into the past, present, and
future of humanity itself.
Computer scientist Danny Hillis conceived of the 10,000 Year Clock
project as a monument to long-term thinking. The design and development
on the clock began in 1997 and has itself been a long-term and
time-consuming process, already having generated an array of ideas and
prototypes as well as mechanical and design patents. The designers hope
that with a longer sense of time will come a more broad and long-term
way of thinking, and a greater sense of what is possible in the future.
The Long Now Museum and Store, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, is
free and open to the public.
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