Laura Welcher

Director of Operations, The Long Now Library

Laura Welcher, Ph.D. is a linguist with interests in the future of human communication, and how it will be mediated by technology. She is currently works at The Long Now Foundation where she is Director of Operations and The Long Now Library. One of the Long Now Library projects she has worked on the most extensively is The Rosetta Project, an effort to gather documentation on the world’s nearly 7,000 languages, and create an archival backup of the collection—The Rosetta Disk—that can last and be readable for thousands of years, a purpose-built “Rosetta Stone” for the future.