The Conversations at The Interval
Interval events are lectures and discussions about topics including art, design, history, nature, technology, and time. They take place on Tuesday nights a couple times a month and feature artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and others who take a long-term perspective.
Below you'll find information about upcoming and previous talks. All events are recorded and will eventually be released. There is video and audio of a selection of our past talks on this site. We also have nearly 200 videos in our Seminar series which you can watch for free.
Tuesday January 21, 7:30pm
Check-in starts at 6:30pm
As the world is becoming more technologically connected, finding time for oneself and face-to-face connections is becoming increasingly difficult. Many of our talks at Long Now have aimed to help expand our collective now by centuries or even millennia, but what about our personal present? Tiffany Shlain's new book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week discusses one way to slow down and be more engaged: a technological shabbat, or day of rest. She will be explaining some of the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of this 3000 year old concept, and how it can help promote creativity in our busy world.
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards and author of 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week published by Simon & Schuster. Tiffany’s films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation Genius:100 Visions of the Future. NPR names her UCBerkeley address on it’s list of best commencement speeches and her films have premiered at top festivals including Sundance. She lectures worldwide on the relationship between technology and humanity.
Tickets typically go on sale to Long Now members two weeks in advance and then to the public. Most talks sell out quickly due to our small capacity. "Patron tickets" are usually available after other tickets sell out. They include a reserved seat and are partially tax deductible.
Talk begins at 7:30pm; we recommend arriving earlier for more seating options. The Interval reopens to the public by 9pm. (All times are in Pacific Time)
A live videostream of most talks is available. Each talk is free for Long Now members at http://longnow.org/live
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Tickets usually go on sale 2 tweeks prior to the event. Our talks tend to sell out quickly due to our limited capacity. Long Now members can purchase tickets before the general public. Memberships start at just $8/month.