Art, Meditation, And Accelerant

This has nothing whatsoever to do with Long Shorts (videos, generally short ones, that exemplify long term thinking or longer perspective) at all.

In the Long Now Shop we carry a variety of DVDs that have something to do with long term thinking, or inspire us the same way the clock does. One of these videos is “The Way Things Go”, an art project from a few years back. The project involved a Rube Goldberg-esque contrivance, set up in a huge warehouse, that was entertaining but also served as a kind of meditation on staying still long enough to watch the whole thing all the way through.

The video below is similiar to “The Way Things Go”, however, it’s a lot shorter and has a whole lot more flammable material. This video is of interest to us, because when we at The Long Now are not promoting mindful civilization or discussing data stamping methods for micro-etching, we like to throw rocks at things and blow stuff up.

In that vein, please click here to watch “Rube Goldberg On Fire”.

[Thank You Mike Strange!]

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