We are just beginning to break ground on the Long Now Salon project. The office and museum space is vacated, and the demolition has begun!
If you are not familiar with The Long Now Foundation, they are an amazing non profit like no other; dedicated to the fostering of long term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. Their lecture and event series is not one to be missed.
Because, like any non-profit, they are relying on donations, they have created a "Brick-Starter" of their own to help fund this Salon project with a several different pledging opportunities.
As this will be a Salon to commune with your peers over cerebral topics while enjoying a contemplative drink, the pledging tiers are complete with a complexly flavored Tea, Whiskey and Gin, among other things. The consumables all have wonderful stories of their production (as well as their taste). They are each an experience of long contemplation, either solo or with a group. This will truly be an interesting place to spend an evening.
But the Salon space is not just for the evenings. Our designs for the space use the wonderful natural light that comes in through the historic windows of this Fort Mason building. The light illuminates their extensive library of civilization, the documentation of their ongoing projects, and the impressive clock prototypes on display. The Salon will have it's daytime hours, just as it did before, but now with the space to host small events and talks.
In the evening the Long Now Salon will extend its hours. For those of you who could not get there during its daytime schedule, you will have the opportunity to spend some quality time within this Museum of The Long Now, as an evening Salon.
And The Salon will be complete that much sooner if you are able to help build it.