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