I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years.(Danny Hillis, a polymath inventor, computer engineer, and designer, inventor and prime genius of the Clock. He and Stewart Brand, a cultural pioneer and trained biologist)
The full scale 10,000 Year Clock is now under construction. While there is no completion date scheduled, we do plan to open it to the public once it is ready. The essay below by Long Now board member Kevin Kelly discusses what we hope the Clock will be once complete. This is one of several projects by Long Now to foster long-term thinking in the context of the next 10,000 years. Click here to read the rest of the story.
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Filipino Culture And Street Food | 03131208080900 — Collaboration by @FC3ZMD @Zorlone @FrankCunhaIIIPosted: April 1, 2012
Figures, forms, random, and repetitive,
Sequences of space and time –
Seeing, being, and occupying space.
She senses the essence of being there –
On her device,
Looking and being, mind, body, and soul collapse.
Sequences of space and time.
Calls dropped, missed, and gotten, but never forgotten.
The other person listens.
Patterns remain, shapes broken,
love ones born, and love ones lost,
Sequences of space and time come and go,
Her phone call – done,
her essence – gone.
Soul patterns on the floor,
only her soles,
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Filipino Culture and Street Food | 03131208080900 — Collaboration by @FC3ZMD @Zorlone @FrankCunhaIIIPosted: March 14, 2012
“One more, please?” Pedro cried out a prayer. He counted the small change he got from yesterday’s earnings.
He still needed to meet his daily quota of cotton candy sales before he could start making any profits for the day.
The gloom oh his face brightened and he couldn’t help a smile broaden when two beautifully dressed girls approached him.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of my Twitter/Facebook friends, Giuseppe Longo of fashion + class & jet lag. The following is the pre-launch interview.
1) When did you get interested in fashion, culture, and lifestyle?
I don’t think there ever was a period in time when interest suddenly sparked for fashion, culture, and lifestyle. I feel that I’m continuing with what I grew up; parts of my life since childhood. Dad played Johann Strauss + Beethoven in the car, Mom has always had an impeccable eye for fashion & design. We traveled as a family. I just absorbed and learned from the best.
2) How has social media changed your life?
Interesting enough, it has changed my life. I started fashion + class & jet lag as a Twitter account and it just keeps growing. And I’m soon launching my novel online, which that too, touches on social media. I’ve met some very interesting people as well as made new friends. I’ve also traveled and done some exciting collaborations. Social media is a powerful tool. I get news much faster than traditional media- at the refreshing of a web page.
Sofia Loren, preferably to have coffee + a conversation. She’s a symbol of class and elegance.
5) What are 3 basic things everyone should know about fashion?
1| Skinny jeans are not for everyone
2| Tennis shoes and sweats are an eyesore and for sports, not everyday use
3| Confidence is the most important part of your wardrobe
6) How does art inform fashion and vice-versa.
It depends. This question can go in so many directions… Taking it as if art as a whole influences fashion, I believe yes. Perhaps a pattern on a wrought-iron gate will make a great print on a tie or a certain red from one of Botticelli’s paintings could transfer well onto a coat. Also, architecture from a building could transform and give a pair of heels character to really set it apart. So to that extent, art does inform fashion.
And looking at fashion and if it informs art, it is possible. A great example would be the late Alexander McQueen. His designs were artistic brilliance; he enthralled, engaged, and entertained the mind.
I remember being a boy about 5-years-old and looking up at this American flag from my father’s rust-colored Monte Carlo after going to Sunday mass at St. Casmir’s Church in the Ironbound, Newark NJ. 30 years later the flag is faded, but it is still there. The building and the image of the American flag imprinted on it have become part of the iconography of the city as well as part of the urban fabric of the city of Newark.