Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]Stewart Brand
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

News, Ten Thousand-Year Stare: Old Silicon Valley Invented "High Speed" and Now Wants to Slow Down

Ten Thousand-Year Stare: Old Silicon Valley Invented "High Speed" and Now Wants to Slow Down

Some of Stewart Brand's ideas seem like a tough sell, but the 75-year-old writer has no trouble pitching them. Lingering on the sidelines during a kickoff event for his "long-term" cultural institution, The Long Now, he expounded on the possibility…
Tags: , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Maker's Mark

Maker's Mark

As home to Maker Faire, not to mention a lot of counterculture and counterintuitive invention, the Bay Area is no stranger to D.I.Y., but it usually takes the rest of the country a while to catch on. For years, Chris…
Tags: , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Small Players, Big Changes

Small Players, Big Changes

The minutiae of daily life can be a formidable barrier to thinking beyond the afternoon, but fortunately we have a group of people whose quotidian mission is to posit the next 10,000 or so years of existence. San Francisco’s Long…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Music, The Books show their archivist instincts

The Books show their archivist instincts

In 1998, the Books didn't exist yet. Holding their place was a tower of MiniDiscs hovering conspicuously in the corner of Paul de Jong's New York apartment. Nick Zammuto, a dinner guest new to the city, was distracted by the…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Monday's Pick: Nils Gilman at Fort Mason

What To Do? Monday's Pick: Nils Gilman at Fort Mason

​Nils Gilman @ Fort Mason In the 2008 Italian film Gomorrah, tiresome members of a Neapolitan crime syndicate shuffle around in bad shorts, trying to make their business ventures run smoothly between hits. The unglamorous, stomach-churning revelation of Gomorrah, and…
@All Shook Down  Tags: , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Who's in Control Here?

Who's in Control Here?

In the 2008 Italian film Gomorrah, tiresome members of a Neapolitan crime syndicate shuffle around in bad shorts, trying to make their business ventures run smoothly between hits. The unglamorous, stomach-churning revelation of Gomorrah, and the book on which it…
Tags: , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day <i>Earth Days</i>

Earth Days

Veteran doc maker Robert Stone (Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, Oswald’s Ghost) assembles nine talking, graying heads to reminisce about the origins of the environmental movement in the U.S., which kicked off in earnest in 1962 with the publication…
Tags: , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day The Long Then

The Long Then

New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson reads from his new novel, Anathem, and waves a shovel around onstage this evening. In conversations with Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis, Long Now Foundation dudes, the author also discusses the…
Tags: , , , , ,