The Long Now Foundation is a private cultural institution that is designing and building a mechanical clock ('The Clock of the Long Now'), and an accompanying orrery, that will keep time for 10,000 years. To this end, the Foundation has purchased a mountain site in Nevada to serve as the site for the clock, and has begun to design prototypes and clock parts. The Foundation was begun in 1996 by board members Danny Hillis, Stewart Brand, Brian Eno, and others. It has since added a library project ('Library of the Deep Future') to provide an accessible context to the clock for people living in future millenia. To this end, the Foundation's 'Rosetta Project' claims to have assembled "the largest collection of linguistic data on the Net", with a special initial focus on languages likely to be extinct by 2100. The clock features notable artistic components, in addition to the elegant design of the clock/orrery itself, such as Brian Eno's album of musical bell studies for the final chiming system of the clock. The final 200-ft high clock chamber will also be a significant architectural monument. The Foundation is also working on practical software tools that may be of interest to arts and humanities academics; such as a standard long-timeline viewing tool ('Long Viewer'), and a universal future-proof file-format conversion tool ('Format Exchange'). The website features MP3 audio recordings of seminars given at the Foundation, including speeches by musician Brian Eno, writer Bruce Sterling, and videogames developer Will Wright. The Foundation also holds cultural events, such as the world premiere of Brian Eno's generative art work '77 Million Paintings' (2007).