Long Now at Carleton

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Long Now Foundation, Carleton chapter

The Long Now Foundation is a San Francisco-based nonpartisan think tank that aims to “foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.” It was organized by Stewart Brand, the editor/publisher of "The Whole Earth Catalog" in the 1970s. The LNF is building a clock that will keep time for 10,000 years, archiving people's long term predictions, and preserving written records inscribed on nickel disks.


An informal Carleton chapter was initiated by Julia Larson '13 during Winter Term of 2010. Her hope is that Carls would think about the long term, as well as those assignments that are due on Friday. If there is enough interest in The Long Now Foundation, the group will seek a charter and funding from CSA.