People of Long Now

Research Fellows

Samuel Arbesman

Long Now Research Fellow

Samuel Arbesman is a complexity scientist, whose work focuses on the nature of scientific and technological change, and is currently a Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital. He is also a Senior Adjunct Fellow of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. In addition to his scientific research, his essays about science, mathematics, and technology have appeared in

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Heather Marie Bowden

Long Now Research Fellow

Heather Marie Bowden is the Director of the Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation Department at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, where she was a Carolina Digital Curation Doctoral Fellow.

She became a member of the Long Now Foundation on March 27, 02007 and began

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Lonny J Avi Brooks

Long Now Research Fellow

"As a forecaster and Afrofuturist who imagines alternative futures from a Black Diaspora perspective, I think about long-term signals that will shape the next 10 to 100 years." ---Dr. Lonny J Avi Brooks

Dr. Brooks develops and promotes a wider Afrocentric perspective that champions Black storytelling and imagination, to push beyond the colonial mindset into an expanded vision of possible futures. Through his work with

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Samo Burja

Long Now Research Fellow

Samo Burja is the founder and President of Bismarck Analysis, a political risk consulting firm based in San Francisco that specializes in institutional analysis for clients in North America and Europe. Bismarck uses the foundational sociological research that Samo and his team have conducted over the past decade to deliver unique insights to clients about institutional design and strategy.

Samo’s studies focus on the

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Stuart Candy

Long Now Research Fellow

Stuart Candy, a.k.a. the sceptical futuryst, is an experience designer, consultant, writer, educator, and activist. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa for work on experiential scenarios, an approach to immersive storytelling at the intersection of foresight, design, and politics. Originally from Australia, he also holds an LLB and a BA in the history and philosophy

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Daniel Claussen

Long Now Research Fellow

Daniel Claussen leads the visioning and execution of strategies for early-stage and high-impact ventures that lie at the intersection of culture and environment. A change-making pragmatist, he’s happy doing the dirty work to make things real: brokering multi-party transactions, raising and placing capital and in general, solving complex projects through a combination of EQ, creativity, and hard work.

His primary focus is the future

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Alicia Eggert

Long Now Research Fellow

Alicia Eggert is an interdisciplinary artist whose work gives material form to language and time, the powerful but invisible forces that shape our perception of reality. Her creative practice is largely motivated by an existential pursuit to understand the linear and finite nature of human life within a seemingly infinite universe. She derives her inspiration from physics and philosophy, and her sculptures often co-opt the

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Ting Kelly

Long Now Research Fellow

Ting is designer, curator and community builder. She is committed to bridging cultures and generations.

She has been a member of Long Now since she was 14 years old, and felt compelled to invite her peers to engage in the conversation. This evolved into monthly gatherings bringing together a diverse group of young, bright Long thinkers to share our most pressing challenges and brainstorm creative

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Roman Krznaric

Long Now Research Fellow

Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher whose internationally bestselling books, including Empathy, Carpe Diem Regained, and How Should We Live?, have been published in more than 20 languages. His latest book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World, has been described by U2's The Edge as 'the book our children's children will thank us for reading'.

He is the founder

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Dan Richardson

Long Now Research Fellow

Dan is a creative director, application designer, and inventor who is passionate about developing software tools that amplify peoples’ ways of thinking, knowing, and being.

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

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