People of Long Now

Dan Richardson

Long Now Research Fellow

Dan Richardson is chief executive officer and co-founder of Helixaeon Inc, a time and data management technology company that creates tools for long-term thinking, planning, and action.

Dan's interest in the long arc of time began when he first encountered the Cosmic Calendar presented by Carl Sagan in the original 01980 Cosmos series. Dan struggled to reconcile why this representation of time omitted the future. He began designing and constructing alternative models of time for his own use in the late 01990’s.

While studying architecture and environmental design, Dan was attracted to the intersection of technology, creativity, and communication. This led him to a career as a professional creative in advertising, publishing, and digital media. His art direction and design work gained international awards and recognition.

Dan’s attention shifted to developing mobile and web applications as a creative director, experience designer, and inventor. He has been granted multiple utility and design patents for his software and interface designs. Dan’s helical time framework was used to communicate climate data at the 02018 UN COP24 conference in Poland. His nested helical model of time was featured in a documentary shown at Sundance 02019, The World Economic Forum in Davos, SXSW, and NASA.

Dan is currently focused on creating applications that expand people’s perception of time and their sense of agency within it.

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

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

Jake Faw

Machinist/Fabricator & Clock Install

Brian Ford

Clock Engineer

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

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)