Long Now was invited to be part of the art exhibit “Self Storage” which transforms a storage unit in San Francisco into a library of Ephemera open to the public under the care of a librarian and indexed for consultation and handling.
The Hardware Store Gallery, 3824 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
The project titled Self-Storage was inspired by the historical precedent of the Dymaxion Chronofile, a system that Buckminster Fuller devised to chronicle his life.This unusual collection of boxes, their contents contributed by a roster of international and local artists and archivists, will be available for consultation beginning April 18 and ending May 18, 2008. “Self-Storage” is located in a publicly accessible facility at 300 Treat Avenue in San Francisco and its regular hours of operation will be Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 4PM and by appointment.The newly assembled collection includes a handsome central service point for checking out boxes for in-situ use and for obtaining library memberships. A dedicated computer station and a card catalogue indexing all print, non-print, 3D, audiovisual, and other unclassified objects, will be made available for public use.
A lively array of public programming during the months of April and May will be announced on the official website.
The Long Now Foundation is a nonprofit established in 01996 to foster long-term thinking. Our work encourages imagination at the timescale of civilization — the next and last 10,000 years — a timespan we call the long now.