Upcoming Events at The Interval

Want to host your own event at The Interval? Please fill out an event request.

Tuesday night ticketed events begin at 7:30 sharp with a check-in time of 6:30 (unless noted otherwise). Tickets go on sale about 2 weeks before each event. Long Now members have the first chance to buy tickets. Free online live video stream for members.

We post details here of changes to our usual 10am to midnight hours such as closures for private events

Other Long Now events: Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) (not at The Interval)

Date*
Mon Sep. 26, 02016 Special hours: Open 10am to 6:30pm; closed 6:30pm until 10pm open 10pm to midnight
Tue Sep. 27, 02016 Ben Novak of Long Now's Revive & Restore: "The Next Flight of the Passenger Pigeon" salon talk. Long Now members can watch it live online. Tickets are available
Tue Oct. 4, 02016 The Interval is closed for the Long Now Member Summit
Tue Oct. 18, 02016 Special hours: Open 10am to 2pm; Closed 2pm until 5pm open 5pm to midnight
future Tuesdays Many more talks at The Interval--announced here soon

Previous Events

Date* Details
Tue Aug. 23, 02016 Samuel Arbesman "Technology at the Limits of Comprehension" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Jul. 19, 02016 Rose McDermott (Brown University, Political and Social Psychology) "Ideology in our Genes: The Biological Basis for Political Traits" salon talk. Co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences). Archived event page
Tue Jun. 28, 02016 Andrew Chignell (Cornell University, Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy) "The Case for Hope in the Anthropocene" salon talk hosted by Stewart Brand. Co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page
Tue Jun. 7, 02016 Kevin Kelly (Long Now Board, founding editor of Wired) salon talk discussing his new book The Inevitable. Archived event page
Tue May 31, 02016 John Seely Brown (author, former director of PARC) and Ann Pendleton-Jullian (architect and educator, Ohio State) salon talk on "The Pragmatic Imagination". Archived event page
Tue May 17, 02016 Mike Kuniavsky (PARC, author of Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design) "Our Future in Algorithm Farming" salon talk. Archived event page. Speaker's presentation and notes
Tue May 10, 02016 Kim Stanley Robinson (award-winning author of 19 science fiction novels including Aurora, 2312, and the Mars Trilogy) "Beyond Capitalism: How Climate Will Evolve Government and Society" salon talk hosted by Stewart Brand. Archived event page.
Tue Apr. 26, 02016 Edward Slingerland (author of Trying Not to Try) "Creativity, Trust and the Paradox of Spontaneity" salon talk co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page.
Tue Apr. 5, 02016 William Fox (Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art) "Into the Anthroposcenic" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Mar. 29, 02016 Abby Smith Rumsey (author of When We Are No More) "How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Mar. 22, 02016 Isabella Kirkland (artist, natural historian) "Painting the Endangered World" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Mar. 1, 02016 Kara Platoni (author of We Have The Technology) "Transforming Perception, One Sense at a Time" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Feb. 23, 02016 "The Refugee Reality" salon event panel discussion. Archived event page
Tue Feb. 16, 02016 "The Heroic Antarctic" salon event with Odd Salon. (Archived event page
Tue Feb. 2, 02016 John Thackara (author of "How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today") salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Jan. 26, 02016 Louis Hyman salon talk co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page
Tue Jan. 19, 02016 Kirk Citron "The Long News: What Stories Will Matter for Centuries?" salon talk. Archived event page
Mon Dec. 14, 02015 Stefan Kröpelin "Rosetta - Tibesti - Ennedi - Erdi: From Deep Space into the Deep Sahara" salon talk. Archived event page
Wed Nov. 18, 02015 David Eagleman (neuroscientist, author) "The Future of the Human Brain" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Nov. 3, 02015 Howard Morphy and Frances Morphy (Australian anthropologists) "In the Footsteps of the Ancestors - the Dreamtime in the politics of the present" salon talk. Co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page
Tue Oct. 27, 02015 Andy Weir author of The Martian: "The Red Planet for Real: What a Mars colonization mission would really be like" salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Oct. 20, 02015 Paul Clarke (Executive Editor of Imbibe, author of Cocktail Chronicles) salon talk. Archived event page
Tue Sep. 29, 02015 John Markoff (New York Times) author of Machines of Loving Grace salon talk with Long Now's Paul Saffo. Archived event page
Tue Aug. 18, 02015 Partner event: Three Generations of St. George Spirits, a benefit for the West Coast Cocktails Oral History project. Archived event page
Tue Aug. 4, 02015 The Breakthrough Institute partner event: "Is Ecomodernism the Future of Environmentalism?" with Michael Shellenberger and Long Now's Stewart Brand. Archived event page
Tue Jul. 28, 02015 Hugh Howey (author of The Silo Saga: Wool, Shift, and Dust) salon talk: "The Library that Lasts." Archived event page
Tue Jul. 14, 02015 Maryanne Wolf (Cognitive neuroscience and developmental psycholinguistics; author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain) salon talk: "The Changing Reading Brain in a Digital Culture" co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page
Tue Jun. 23, 02015 Valentina Bosetti (Economist focused on climate change and green tech innovation) salon talk: "Life’s a Great Balancing Act", co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page
Tue Jun. 16, 02015 Rick Prelinger (Archivist, filmmaker, media historian) salon talk: "Weaving the Web 2: Revisiting Bay Area Telecom Infrastructural History". Archived event page
Tue Jun. 2, 02015 James Austin (Professional blacksmith, educator) salon talk: "21st Century Iron Age." Archived event page
Thu May 21, 02015 Neal Stephenson SEVENEVES daytime book event. Archived event page
Tue May 5, 02015 D Fox Harrell (Digital media, computer science, artificial intelligence at M.I.T.) salon talk: "Coding Ourselves/Coding Others: Imagining Social Identities Through Computing", co-produced with CASBS (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences) at Stanford. Archived event page
Tue Apr. 21, 02015 Patrick House (Neuroscientist, geneticist, writer) salon talk: "Modern Brain Parasites as Clues to Ancient Illness." Archived event page
Tue Apr. 7, 02015 Jonathon Keats (Experimental philosopher, conceptual artist, long-term photographer) salon talk: "Envisioning Deep Time", co-produced with ZERO1. Archived event page
Tue Mar. 24, 02015 Lewis Dartnell (University of Leicester) salon talk by the author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World From Scratch. Archived event page
Tue Mar. 10, 02015 Richard Rhodes (Pulitzer Prize winning historian) salon talk on his new book "Hell and Good Company: innovations medical and military in the Spanish Civil War.” Archived event page
Tue Feb. 24, 02015 Jason Scott (Archive Team, Internet Archive) salon talk: "The Web In an Eye Blink." Archived event page
Tue Feb. 10, 02015 Jeffrey McGrew (Because We Can, architect of The Interval) salon talk: "Talking with Robots about Architecture." Archived event page
Tue Jan. 27, 02015 Stewart Brand (Long Now co-founder) and Paul Saffo (Long Now board member) in conversation: "Pace Layer Thinking." Recap and full audio. Archived event page
Tue Jan. 20, 02015 Mathieu Victor (Artist, technology consultant, producer) salon talk: "Artists with Lasers. Art, Tech, & Craft in the 21st Century" (co-produced with ZERO1). Archived event page
Tue Jan. 6, 02015 Scotty Strachan (Environmental researcher @ University of Nevada, Reno) salon talk: "Long Now's Nevada, the Great Basin in the Anthropocene." Deep history and important science at Long Now's Mount Washington. Archived event page
Mon Dec. 8, 02014 Debut of Otto, The Interval's Chalk-Drawing Machine created by artist Jürg Lehni
Tue Nov. 25, 02014 Kevin Kelly (Long Now Board, Senior Maverick at Wired) book event: Cool Tools. Photos from the event and Archived event page
Tue Nov. 18, 02014 Erik Davis (Techgnosis) salon talk on "Philosophical Machines: Philip K Dick's S-F Devices." Archived event page
Mon Nov. 10, 02014 Discussion Night at The Interval with Steven Bird: a hands-on demonstration of field work techniques used from Amazonia to New Guinea in recording endangered languages. Free public event. Archived event page
Tue Nov. 4, 02014 Karen Marcelo (SRL, Dorkbot San Francisco) salon talk on decades of renegade technology in San Francisco. Archived event page
Tue Oct. 28, 02014 Alexander Rose (Executive Director of Long Now) salon talk on the 10,000 Year Clock project part of the Bay Area Science Festival. Archived event page
Sun Oct. 19, 02014 Gareth Branwyn (Wired, Mondo 2000, boingboing.net, MAKE) reads from and signs his book Borg Like Me collecting 30 years of writing on technology and culture. Free public event.
Sun Oct. 12, 02014 Leonardo's Brain: Understanding Da Vinci's Creative Genius by Dr. Leonard Shlain, book release event, featuring readings by Tiffany Shlain, Jordan Shlain & Kimberly Brooks. Free public event.
Tue Oct. 7, 02014 James Nestor (Deep) salon talk on Deep as a freedive into long-term thinking. Archived event page
Tue Sep. 30, 02014 Ariel Waldman (Spacehack.org, National Academy of Sciences' Human Spaceflight Committee) salon talk on The Future of Human Spaceflight. Archived event page
Tue Sep. 23, 02014 Mathew Burrows (Director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative, formerly of US National Intelligence Council) salon talk on The Future, Declassified in conversation with Paul Saffo. Archived event page
Mon Aug. 18, 02014 Discussion Night at The Interval: "The Future of the Internet" Peter Schwartz (founding Long Now Board member). Free public event. Peter will give a brief presentation then we will break out for discussion on the Internet's future the rest of the evening. Photos from the event
Tue Aug. 12, 02014 Jon Mooallem (Wild Ones) and Laurel Braitman (Animal Madness, TED Fellow) salon talk: "Go Animals." Archived event page
Tue Jul. 22, 02014 Salon talk: The Future of Language with Long Now's Rosetta Project and Global Lives. Special guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur of the Endangered Languages Project at SOAS, University of London Archived event page
Tue Jul. 8, 02014 "Humanitarian Happy Hour" open to all! Come check out The Interval and learn more about Long Now
Tue Jul. 1, 02014 Dan Novy (MIT Media Lab) salon talk on Science Fiction to Science Fabrication -- presentation deck for his talk
Tue Jun. 24, 02014 Emotion & Fundamental Contentment with Daniel Cordaro, PhD presented in collaboration with Being Human Archived event page
Tue Jun. 17, 02014 Violet Blue salon talk on The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy Archived event page
Sun Jun. 15, 02014 The Interval's Official Public Opening We are now open daily from 10AM to midnight!
Fri Jun. 13, 02014 Rachel Sussman salon talk on The Oldest Living Things in the World Archived event page
Tue May 27, 02014 Adam Rogers salon talk on Proof - blog post

* The Interval at Long Now uses five-digit dates. The extra zero is to solve the deca-millennium bug
  which will come into effect in about 8,000 years. ;)