People of Long Now

Jeff Good

Rosetta Technical Director

Languages: I work primarily on African languages, with a focus on Niger-Congo, and have done fieldwork on the Beboid languages of Northwest Cameroon. I have also worked on Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole (showing a good deal of West African influence in its lexicon and grammar), and Chechen (which has very little in common with the African languages I study, as far as I can tell).

Theoretical linguistics: My primary theoretical interest is the synchrony, diachrony, and typology of linear relations within morphology and syntax. The focus of my research in this domain at present is the typology of templatic constructions.

Digital linguistics: I am active in the development of digital techniques to facilitate language documentation, description, and archiving. At present, my work in this area centers on exploring the potential of Semantic Web technologies to facilitate cross-linguistic research and data interoperation.


  • Documentation and description of the languages of the Lower Fungom region of Cameroon
  • Lexicon Enhancement via the GOLD Ontology (LEGO)
  • The Rosetta Project
  • Pangloss: An interlinear glossing tool within an existing application platform
  • Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo
Ph.D. Students

  • Nyurguyana Petrova, University at Buffalo
  • Joseph Farquharson, University of the West Indies, Mona
  • Abdoulaye Laziz Nchare, New York University
  • Rebecca Voll, University of Leiden

Kat Adams

Rosetta Intern & Museum Associate (02010 - 02011)

Samuel Arbesman

Long Now Research Fellow

Greg Baiden

Principal at Penguin Automated Systems

Roseann Baker

Member Program Associate (02016 - 02019)

Catherine Borgeson

Office Manager & Programs Associate (02012-02016)

Heather Marie Bowden

Long Now Research Fellow

Lonny J Avi Brooks

Long Now Research Fellow

Austin Brown

Programs Associate

Samo Burja

Long Now Research Fellow

Stuart Candy

Long Now Research Fellow

Todd Carnam

Beverage Director & Lead Bartender

Daniel Claussen

Long Now Research Fellow

Jennifer Colliau

Beverage Director for The Interval

Simone Davalos

Office Manager (02002 - 02008)

Camille Davila

Office Manager (01998 - 02001)

Whitney Deatherage

Associate Director of Operations (02011 - 02014)

Stewart Dickson

Consulting Engineer

Alicia Eggert

Long Now Research Fellow

Jake Faw

Machinist/Fabricator & Clock Install

Brian Ford

Clock Engineer

Michael Garfield

Community Manager

Jeff Good

Rosetta Technical Director

Veronica Graham

Office & Store Manager (02007 - 02008)

Charlotte Hajer

Outreach & Development Manager (02012 - 02015)

Tony Hansmann

Digital Infrastructure Consulting

Anton Hasell

Bell Maker

James Home

Product Designer

Robert Johnson

office manager (02001)

Joe Kacmarcik

system admin

Ben Keating

Designer & Developer (02003-02013)

Ting Kelly

Long Now Research Fellow

Stuart Kendall

Principal at Seattle Solstice

Luke Khanlian

Clock Engineer

Roman Krznaric

Long Now Research Fellow

Jascha Little

Lead Clock Engineer

Jim Mason

Director of the Rosetta Project (01999-02005)

Marisa McKay

Design Management Consultant for Clock One

Alex Mensing

Former Assistant Manager of Museum & Store

Dave Miner

Fabrication Specialist

Julie Momméja

Scholar-in-Residence at The Interval

Chris Rand

Machinist and Fabricator

Dan Richardson

Long Now Research Fellow

Alice Riddell

Writing Intern

Susan Shea

non-profit advisor

Kristen Shuken

Operations Associate (02016-02017)

Greg Staples

Clock Engineer

Zoe Stephenson

Clock Engineer

Contessa Trujillo

Office Manager (02009 - 02010)