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Sun Apr 21, 02024, 6:00PM UTC

“What drew you to the idea of deep time and long-term thinking?” That opening question by Long Now Board Member George Gantz ignited a 90-minute, wide-ranging conversation with guests Richard Fisher and Vincent Ialenti. Richard shared a personal story – he liked collecting rocks as a kid, and he remembers his Dad asking him to bring a rock home from the different places he travelled.

Mon Mar 25, 02024, 10:00PM UTC

Most of us have marveled at the staggered "Jenga"-like structure that popped up on the Charles River skyline a few years ago. This breathtaking architectural profile houses Boston University's 19-story Center for Computing and Data Sciences—"a vertical campus designed for collaboration," Boston's largest green building and one of the world's most striking LEED Platinum buildings.

On March 25, twenty-five Long Now Boston guests enjoyed a private tour led by BU's Director of Sustainability Dennis Carlberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. Intimately involved in the concept, design and construction from the outset, Dennis offered us a backstage glimpse of the entire process, from the earliest aspirations to have a building that actually teaches sustainability while practicing it, through the tunneling of 31 closed-loop geothermal wells to a depth of 1,500 feet (more than twice the height of the John Hancock Tower), to the creation of dazzling social spaces.

Sat Oct 14, 02023, 6:00PM UTC

Mount Auburn Cemetery, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a place where time takes on a profound and contemplative dimension. We will tour the grounds with Jim Gorman, arborist and educator, focusing on the fascinating history and hopeful future of this important place in American history.

Sat Sep 23, 02023, 3:00PM UTC

Claimed to be the oldest stone structure in Massachusetts, the Old Powder House in Somerville has been standing since the early 18th century. At this event, Long Now Boston members can enjoy meeting others who are interested in the arc of the use of this land for hundreds of years and its ongoing symbolism in our region’s story. The event will start with a free docent tour by our very own Mary Mangan, with an informal picnic in the park to follow. We will discuss features and functions of this site over the centuries and into the future.

Sun Aug 27, 02023, 5:00PM UTC

Long Now Boston's Annual Garden Party

Tue Mar 7, 02023, 12:30AM UTC

Long Now Boston welcomed five remarkable individuals to the 5th Annual Flash Talks on March 6, 02023: Kate Reed, Alex Zhuk, Jason Sydoriak, Lindsay Yazzolino, and Ben Soltoff.  The event highlighted the future opportunities for radical design innovations and the critical importance of climate resiliency.

Past Events

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