Alexander Rose

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"Hired as the first employee of The Long Now Foundation in February of 01997. Alexander has been an artist in residence at Silicon Graphics Inc., a project manager for Shamrock Communications, and a founding partner of Inertia Labs. Alexander has attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated with a bachelor of arts honors degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Design in 01995.

"As the director of Long Now, Alexander has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, The Rosetta Project, Long Bets, Seminars About Long Term Thinking, Long Server and others. Alexander shares several design patents on the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, the first prototype of which is in the Science Museum of London.

"Alexander's personal interests include rock climbing, snowboarding, mountaineering, mountain bike riding, Bio Diesel vehicles, and travel. Alexander's combat robots have won over six world championship titles appearing in the TV show BattleBots. Alexander has also built large pyrotechnic displays for the Burning Man festival and other dangerous machines. Alexander is part of the Theil Fellowship Network, a nominating judge at the Webby's, and founded the Robot Fighting League.

"In his past he was also a world champion paintball player holding multiple world titles with his team the Ironmen from 1990 through 1995. At Carnegie Mellon University Alexander was the lead designer for a record setting human power vehicle team."[1]

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  1. Long Now Foundation Alexander Rose, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2012.
  2. Joseph Campbell Foundation Who's who, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2012.