A short clip from 02009 produced by Sustainability Media, this time lapse shows the drive from San Francisco to Long Now's Mount Washington property in eastern Nevada. It includes interviews with some of the 50 people who traveled from all over the country for a gathering of Long Now staff, Board and members. The interviews were recorded on site in Nevada and shortly after the trip. This 5 minute edit was made as part of our "Long Short" series of short films that convey long term thinking.
The mount Washington site was originally purchased as a potential site for a monument scale 10,000 Year Clock to act as an icon to long-term thinking. The first of these Clocks is now underway in Texas (see longnow.org/clock/ for more details), and Long Now remains involved in this fascinating, important region of eastern Nevada. Our Mount Washington property is home to the largest population of bristlecone pines on private land. Bristlecones, amongst the oldest living things on Earth, are a symbol of The Long Now. And Long Now is working with scientists at University of Nevada, Reno to study these bristlecones for insights into the last 10,000 years of climate amongst other research efforts.