Alexander Rose Joins Long Now Board

Photograph by Christopher Michel.

Long Now’s Executive Director, Alexander Rose, has been invited to join the Long Now board. He will remain in his role as Executive Director.

Rose is an industrial designer and has been working with The Long Now Foundation and computer scientist Danny Hillis since 01997 to build a monument scale, all mechanical 10,000 Year Clock. Rose speaks about the work of The Long Now Foundation all over the world at venues ranging from the TED conference to corporations and government agencies.

As the Executive Director of Long Now, Rose founded The Interval and has facilitated a range of projects including The Organizational Continuity Project, The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Rose shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London, and the monument scale version is now under construction in West Texas.

Rose writes about building artifacts and institutions that last, co-curates the Long Now Seminars, as well as The Conversations at The Interval and some talks at The Battery SF. Alexander is also an advisor to the METI project

“Having worked with Long Now for over twenty years, I am honored to be joining the board of directors,” Rose said. “Each member of the board has been a mentor for me as we have grown the foundation from a single project into a thriving community. I look forward to a long future serving with all of them.”

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