I’m delighted to be hosting this fantastic event with my friends Mike and Pete. Please join us! – George Gantz
On Sunday, May 2, 02021, at 4:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. GMT, the 2269 Project and Long Now Boston invite you to a Long Now Boston Community conversation and celebration with Michael Ogden and Peter Dean, creators of the 2269 Project.
Zoom Room opens at 3:45 p.m. ET — come early and meet other Long Now thinkers. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
The party starts at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 2. But you can Jumpstart the conversation by filling out a fun pre-event survey: CLICK HERE!
It’s time to celebrate the reawakening of the world from winter, from COVID, and from short term thinking!
What will the world be like in the year 02269? How will our descendants take pleasure in their daily lives and celebrate the advances of the prior 250 years? Mike and Peter posed these questions a few years ago, and decided there was no time to waste before planning the greatest party of all time! The 2269 Project began with the production of an invitation poster designed to last 250 years. Each invitation will trace its own history of ownership and succession, linking future holders to each other and to those of us alive in 02021 who have the foresight to think far into the future.
Will your descendants be there? How will they dress? What games will they play? What food and drinks will they enjoy? What surprises will they discover as they open the time capsule containing the best that culture, art and literature of the past 250 years has produced?
Long Now Boston and the 2269 Project also invite you to contribute ideas via the pre-event survey (CLICK HERE!). Respondents will be entered into a drawing for a free 2269 print to be held during the event on May 2. Survey responses must be submitted by April 25 to be compiled before the May 2 conversation. Mike and Pete will also offer an exclusive poster discount code to all those joining the event.
There will also be a virtual party following the conversation (BYOB only, please). Join us for a convivial and inspiring conversation. Help imagine the future. Take a step towards the global celebration of a better future for our descendants.
Join the conversation and be part of the solution.
General admission is $5; admission is free for students with ID.
Audience participation is required. 😁
If Eventbrite tickets sell out pre-event, admission for walk-ups is unlikely to be available.
About the speakers:
Peter Dean runs Kite. In 2012 he painstakingly recreated the Victorian circus poster that inspired John Lennon and Paul McCartney to write the song Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! The following year, and with a little help from his friend Michael Ogden, he created the Time Traveller’s Invitation poster at the heart of Stephen Hawking’s famous time-travel experiment. In addition, Peter runs Novagram, a creative agency in London.
Michael Ogden is an award-winning Creative Director. He has successfully developed original concepts across multiple platforms. Michael has directed a virtual reality experience, now out in 130 arcades, co-authored 2DO Before I Die, a non-fiction book of ideas published in nine languages, worked extensively with Pixar’s story team, created and co-hosted Crowd Scene, a podcast about entrepreneurs, and led a creative concepts team at Sony PlayStation.