SALT > "Overview: Earth and Civilization in the Macroscope" by Benjamin Grant

Long Now London
Long Now London
Public group

The RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

8 John Adam Street · London

How to find us

Turn right at the ground floor entrance and follow signs to Rawthmells Coffee House on level -1. Look for "The Steps" auditorium (you can't miss it)

Location image of event venue


Screening starts at 18:30 and lasts 90 minutes. Food and drink is available from the Rawthmell's bar during the screening.
More drinks afterwards (first at the RSA, then almost certainly at a nearby pub).


Since 02006 the Long Now Foundation has held monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) events in San Francisco. In the latter months of 02019 Long Now London will be screening some of our favourites from this ongoing series.

For this first screening, we have booked the Steps, a small amphitheatre in RSA House that’s available for social change conversations. After the screening we will of course have a few drinks. All are welcome, but do please let us know you are coming as space is limited.

Please RSVP here as space is limited. This event is organised by Long Now London, kindly hosted by the Royal Society of Arts. No need to book anything on the RSA website this time.


Description from Long Now in SF:

Civilization is both astonishing and astonishingly various when viewed from slightly above. Not so far above as to be lost in planetary context, but just high enough to see a fascinating thing whole, entire, intensely peculiar and informative. The glory is in the high-resolution details, in the perpetually surprising god’s-eye perspective, and in the shocking patterns that we arrange things in without even knowing it.

Revel in a host of such images and the understanding that emerges from them with collector/curator Benjamin Grant, author of the book Overview and host of the Instagram project “Daily Overview.”