Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 02010. Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time was a data visualization performance by Sosolimited; an art and technology studio out of M.I.T.
Long Conversation was presented with a live performance of 1,000 minutes of composer Jem Finer's Longplayer.
Melissa Alexander is the Director of Public Programs at the Exploratorium.
Ken Wilson has served as Executive Director of The Christensen Fund since August 2002.
Melissa Alexander, Director of Public Programs at the Exploratorium, expresses optimism about the future of citizen science. Lauding the work of a biologist who collaborates with prison inmates on mycology studies, Alexander suggests science may become "something more osmotic."