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San Francisco, California

Obscura Day 2015: The Interval at Long Now

Join us as we explore the art of long-term thinking!

Explore the wonders of The Interval and learn about Long Now’s projects to celebrate Obscura Day!

Come enjoy coffee, cocktails and long-term thinking all day from 10am to midnight at The Interval at Long Now in San Francisco. The Interval is The Long Now Foundation’s home and a lively museum showcasing our projects. It’s also a stellar cafe and bar full of unusual art, walls of books, intriguing machines, and, of course, delicious drinks.

We’ll have additional Long Now staff from 1pm-4pm to answer your questions and a presentation from 2 to 3pm by a member of the 10,000 Year Clock engineering team. The Interval is located on the north shore of San Francisco within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz in Fort Mason Center, a former army base.

All of Long Now’s projects come from a long-term thinking perspective. The Interval is home to several prototypes of Long Now’s 10,000 Year Clock, and we can tell you more about the full-sized clock being built now in Texas. Learn about the Rosetta Disk, our micro-etched language archive, and how we've sent one of them to outer space. Find out about Revive & Restore, our de-extinction and genetic rescue project, and how we are helping to bring back the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth, and the endangered black-footed ferret.

The floor-to-ceiling library at The Interval is a crowd-curated "Manual for Civilization” featuring thousands of books that you’d most need to restart civilization. And behind our bar you’ll see Brian Eno’s ambient painting, a constantly evolving generative work of art that has to be seen to be believed.

We hope you’ll indulge your curiosity and join us in celebrating Obscura day!

Saturday, May 30; Open Admission 10:00am - 12:00am
Formal Presentation 2:00 - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE, but please remember to RSVP and purchase a coffee or a drink!
The Interval is a bar, cafe, museum, and the home of the Long Now Foundation
2 Marina Blvd.
Fort Mason Center Bldg. A
San Francisco, CA 94123