The Deep Time Walk team are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Earth Day (Friday 22 April) to complete the development of the Deep Time Walk App. The first 50 people to pledge support will get access to an early release.
Every day should be an Earth Day. Our hope is that the Deep Time Walk walk evokes a profound shift in worldview. A shift from seeing Earth as a dead rock, used as our pantry, our lumber yard and our waste dump, to a self-regulating, living Earth – a precious environment from which all life has emerged. This is the ground from which solutions to the many crises facing humanity will grow.
The Deep Time Walk enables people to connect their own short-lived experience of time on Earth with the vast expanse of geological time. By pledging support, backers will help make a ground-breaking new educational app for environmental awareness possible. To pledge support for the crowdfunding campaign, please visit: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/deeptimewalk
Our project plan
With the script written, the audio recorded and the app prototyped we now need to raise £21,000 to complete the project. This money will be used to edit and mix the sound recordings, create symphonic soundscapes to accompany the narration, code the iOS and Android applications and go through two beta testing versions ready for launch in autumn 2016. Surplus profits from the sale of the app will be used to fund scholarships for students at Schumacher College.
How can you help?
1. Please make a pledge
To pledge support for the project, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/deeptimewalk. There are a range of rewards on offer including an audio pack which includes new recordings from Satish Kumar (Spirituality mediation), Stephan Harding (Science contemplations) and Martin Shaw (Story-telling extract on Deep Time from his forthcoming book Scatterlings; a video pack which includes the film Animate Earth and over six hours of new tutorials from Stephan Harding on Resilience, Ecology and Gaia Theory. Other higher value rewards include a copy of the Deep Time Walk script signed by Peter Oswald and Stephan Harding, a private walk with Stephan Harding and an invitation to the launch party.
2. Spread the word
Please help spread news of the project on www.facebook.com/deeptimewalk, Twitter @deeptimewalk, as well as emailing it to friends and family!
3. Get in touch
If you would like to know more about the project, have a question, would like to partner, tell us what you think, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are people saying?
Rhodri Samuel, CEO Dartington: “We’re excited to see innovative technology applied to a project that began life at Dartington. The Deep Time Walk app will give a taste of the transformative education at Schumacher College, and offer the perspective of deep time to anyone, anywhere.”
Brian Thomas Swimme, Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies and co-author of The Universe Story: “The change in consciousness from the discovery of an evolving universe is far deeper than what took place with the Copernican revolution. The revolutions in science that have come from Einstein’s theories of gravitation, quantum mechanics, and non-linear dynamics amount to a radically new vision of reality. But even though we have the mathematics, the real challenge now is to take this new understanding into the body, into our emotions, into our hearts. This challenge will involve some of the most creative minds throughout the 21st century. At the present time, the Deep Time Walk is the most efficacious process we have for initiating ourselves into this radical transformation of human consciousness.”