The Future of Housing in Boston and Beyond

The Future of Housing in Boston and Beyond

Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentations start @ 7pm

September 10, 02018A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Barry Bluestone, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Tamara M. Roy, Principal with Stantec, Boston, and past President of the Boston Society of Architects and
Peter Rose, FAIA, FRAIC, Rose and Partners Architects, Boston

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Three of Boston’s pre-eminent leaders in housing and urban design will guide this Long Now Boston conversation on the future of housing.

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The Influence of Technology on our Moral Norms: Who Decides?

The Influence of Technology on our Moral Norms: Who Decides?

May 7, 02018:  A Long Now Boston Conversation with
Juan Enriquez — Futurist, Educator, Author, Venture Investor

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An interactive conversation on the structure and formation of moral norms and the profound influence technology exerts on those norms.

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The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times

The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times

April 5, 02018: A Long Now Boston Conversation with
Professor Loren J. Samons II, Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University

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“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” — Winston Churchill Continue reading “The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times”

Asteroid Futures: Decades, Centuries, Millennia

Asteroid Futures: Decades, Centuries, Millennia

March 5, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Dr. Martin Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Asteroids serve as convenient platforms for deep space exploration, industrial fabrication and solar system expeditions.

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CHASING COLOR: Art and the Hidden Narratives of Industrial Waste

Chasing Color: Art and the Hidden Narratives of Industrial Waste

February 5, 02018: A Long Now Boston Conversation with
Dan Borelli, Dr. Nikolay Anguelov and Dr. Emilia Javorsky 

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Art, design, and other creative practices have the power to influence civic conversation – as Dan Borelli demonstrated in Ashland, MA at the Nyanza Superfund site.

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The Future History of Wine and Beer

The Future History of Wine and Beer

December 4, 2017

Raising the Bar: Libation as an entry point to Education
w/Alex Murray [Legal Sea Food] and Tenzin Samdo [Cafe Art Science]

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Have you ever thought of what the introduction of beer and wine was like to an otherwise unsuspecting city, 5000 years ago?

Restauranteurs and beverage designers are using their bully pulpits to build awareness about Global warming and the earthlings whose voices are too often ignored. Continue reading “The Future History of Wine and Beer”

The Future We Leave Behind

The Future We Leave Behind

Join Michael Hawley (https://www.egconf.com/presenters/michael-hawley), Nathaniel Raymond (http://hhi.harvard.edu/people/nathaniel-raymond) and Ethan Zuckerman (http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/about-me/) for a Long Now Boston Conversation on information gatekeepers, technology and your brain.

10/16/02017

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History informs our future thinking and, with a deep time long term view, we need to consider the history subsequent generations will inherit. A looming challenge is the re-writing of history [yes, it’s happened for thousands of year] but the social sphere and raw processing power at hand to spoon-feed clickbait to the masses puts us all at risk. Continue reading “The Future We Leave Behind”

“Food Evolution” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Food Evolution” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Food Evolution is a new documentary film about the science of, and controversies around, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), in the tradition of An Inconvenient Truth. The film is narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and follows scientists and opponents of GMOs as they confront policy issues and each other. Farmers explain their experiences with the technology, and with lack of technology. We need to think about the future of food on a planet with many challenges. Continue reading ““Food Evolution” Film Screening and Panel Discussion”

2nd Annual Summer Picnic + Fundraiser

2nd Annual Summer Picnic + Fundraiser

It’s time once again for Long Now Boston’s annual picnic + fundraiser, our end of summer lazin’ on a sunny afternoon. Come meet the steering committee of Long Now Boston and [possibly] some surprise guests. There’ll be plenty to eat, plenty to drink and plenty of conversation that’ll light up your brain.

• Danny Hillis and Taylor Milsal have again generously opened their home for this intimate gathering of Long Now Boston supporters and friends. Continue reading “2nd Annual Summer Picnic + Fundraiser”