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Part Six: The Art (and Pop Culture) of Getting Long Time

Part Six: The Art (and Pop Culture) of Getting Long Time

Update: 2021-12-101


In our final episode we dive into the role art and culture play in cultivating long-termism at scale. 

Far from being window dressing, art and culture forms the operating systems of our world; it has the power to shift our collective identity.  Culture doesn’t just reflect societal norms, it has the power to change, iterate and manifest new ones. 

We’ll meet the artists, creators and curators who are using time as both their medium and their message, and explore the role of creativity in shifting us to a long-term society.

Special thanks to the contributors to this episode, Brian Eno, Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Katie Paterson, Jeremy Lent, Anab Jain and Sherri Mitchell.

Discover more about Brian Eno here.

Find out more about the work of Bridgit Antoinette Evans and the Pop Culture Collaborative here.

Discover Katie Paterson’s work here and delve into the Future Library.

Find out about Jeremy Lent’s work including The Patterning Instinct here.

Experience the work of Anab Jain and Superflux here.

Find out about Sherri Mitchell’s projects and writing here.

If you want to delve deeper into Long Time ideas, here is a suggested reading list!


Deep Time Reckoning - Vincent Ialenti

FutureGen - Jane Davidson

Timefulness - Marcia Bjornerud

The Precipice - Toby Ord

Pip Pip - Jay Griffiths

The Clock of the Long Now - Steward Brand

The Good Ancestor - Roman Krznaric

Doughnut Economics - Kate Raworth

Sandtalk - Tyson Yunkaporta

The Patterning Instinct - Jeremy Lent

The War for Kindness - Jamil Zaki

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall-Kimmerer

Underland - Robert Macfarlane

The Oldest Living Things in the World - Rachel Sussman 

Sacred Instructions - Sherri Mitchell


Kindred- Octavia Butler

The Parable Series  - Octavia Butler

The Ministry for the Future - Kim Stanley Robinson

The OverStory - Richard Powers

Man V. Nature - Diane Cook

Love & Other Thought Experiments - Sophie Ward

Barkskins - Annie Proulx

Light Perpetual - Francis Spufford


The Long Time Academy comes to you from Headspace Studios and The Long Time Project, and is produced by Scenery Studios.


The series was created and produced by Lina Prestwood and Ella Saltmarshe

Produced by Ivor Manley and Madeleine Finlay. This episode was also produced by Eli Block. 

Executive producers at Headspace Studios are Ash Jones, Leah Sutherland & Morgan Selzer

Original artwork by Mavi Morais

Design by Loz Ives & Lewis Kay-Thatcher

Original music, sound design and mixing by Tristan Cassel-Delavois, Scott Sorenson & Chris Murguia with additional music this episode from Eli Block and Jamie Patterson. 

It’s a Sin clips courtesy of Channel 4/ HBO Max/ Red Production Company

Glee clip courtesy of  Fox/ 20th Century Fox Television/ Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision/ Ryan Murphy Productions

Clips from Mitigation of Shock courtesy of Superflux

Future Library archive courtesy of Katie Paterson Studios

Additional archive clips from xinaesthete, Astounded/Christopher J Astbury, Switzerland

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Part Six: The Art (and Pop Culture) of Getting Long Time

Part Six: The Art (and Pop Culture) of Getting Long Time

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