The Artangel Longplayer Conversation 2011 took place at RIBA in London on 18 April, and introduced two of the world’s foremost modern thinkers: climate-scientist and ‘futurologist’ James Lovelock and political philosopher and author John Gray.

An annual event, The Artangel Longplayer Conversation invites two cultural thinkers to engage in a discussion inspired by the philosophical premise of Jem Finer’s Longplayer, a musical composition playing, in real time, over the course of an entire millennium. Commissioned by Artangel and launched in 2000, Longplayer suggests a projection of growth and change and a timescale beyond our lifespans.

The event was filmed and live-streamed in partnership with Intelligence Squared.

artangel.org.uk

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