Chinese artist/sculptor Zhan Wang does a futurist interpretations of San Francisco using stainless steel kitchen utensils as part of his “Urban Landscape.” Image courtesy of Pinballism.
Sustainability Happy Hour – East Bay
Wednesday, Dec 17. 5:30 – 7:30 pm
EAST BAY GREEN DRINKS is a lively monthly gathering for anyone interested in sustainability, including green business, environmental and social causes, architecture and design, organics, renewable energy and more. Check the website for this month’s location in Berkeley or Oakland.
Is Gavin Newsom running for Governor? For $100 you can find out!
Thursday Dec 18. 6-8 pm
Gavin’s holding a fundraiser at the Matrix Fillmore. Various supervisors and other politicoes will be supporting Newsom for “California Exploratory Committee.”
Lost Landscapes of San Francisco Long Now Foundation
Friday, Dec 19. Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center
Rick Prelinger is a guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and makes it accessible. Prelinger will be presenting his third annual “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco” event, an eclectic montage of lost and rarely-seen film clips showing life, landscapes and labor in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers.
How we remember and record the past reveals much about how we address the future. Prelinger will preface the film with a brief talk on how fragmentary, incomplete histories are being overtaken by pervasive real-time documentation, and how history, memory and property are combining into a new matrix of experience.
We encourage the audience to interact with the film, especially to identify mystery scenes! After the event will be a reception and HOLIDAY PARTY at The Long Now Museum and Store. The Prelingers, Long Now’s staff and board will be on hand, and we plan to continue to project footage from the Prelinger Archive on every surface we can. There will be some light snacks and wine served.
Have a Great Week!