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We all stand on the shoulders of our ancestors. As is true for many new inventions, the same idea sprouts at the same time from different locations. The Deep Time Walk App has its roots in two parents, the Walk Through Time born in California and the Deep Time Walk born at Schumacher College, Devon. This page acknowledges the community of people who brought their hearts, minds and strengths to the creation of the Deep Time Walk App.

The Team

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Dr. Stephan Harding, Science Director

“Savouring each moment of consciousness as Earth’s
awareness through these eyes.”

Stephan is Coordinator of the MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, and has been the College’s resident ecologist and tutor since its inception. He has worked and taught alongside many of the world’s leading ecological activists, thinkers and writers, including Arne Naess, Fritjof Capra, David Abram, Lynn Margulis and James Lovelock, with whom Stephan has collaborated scientifically for a number of years. He holds a doctorate in behavioural ecology from the University of Oxford and is the originator of the Deep Time Walk experience at Schumacher College along with his MSc student, the geologist Sergio Maraschin. He is author of Animate Earth; Science Intuition and Gaia, Green Books and editor of Grow Small Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College, Floris Books.
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Peter Oswald, Script Writer

“Deep Time to me is the imagination, whose fossil record is our own bones. Science just like poetry can lead us into this.”

Playwright, poet and performer, Peter has written plays for the Globe Theatre (London), the National Theatre (London), the West End and Broadway. He also writes narrative poems which are performed at places like the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, and the Hay Festival.
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Geoff Ainscow, Project Lead

“We are one, one Earth, one Humanity, one Spirit.”

In 1968 Geoff sailed from his birthplace of Manchester to become embroiled in the technological and social new age revolution taking place in San Francisco. His life travelled on two tracks, one a daytime engineering and management career in Silicon Valley and the other studying the human maturation process and the state of life on planet Earth. Both richly combined into a life of activism and teaching to spread the knowledge of how Earth works and what humans must do to bring about a sustainable, just and meaningful life. Explosive change best describes my life on Earth, from being born into WWII, with bombs, blackouts, food rationing, in fear huddle around a wireless, to a free life in California with abundant food, cell phones and electric cars.
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Fred Adam, Art Director

“Everything is flowing, we are a drop
in the ocean of space time, gratitude!”

At the age of 6, Fred had an unusual experience during medical treatment under the influence of morphine. “A very strange structure was spinning in front of my eyes, later I discovered that I was really looking, for the first time, at human skin through a microscope”. This triggered his lifelong interest in art and form. After completing college with a Masters degree in Art he designed multimedia audiovisual interactive experiments, artistic workshops and online applications. He is a specialist in “Locative Media” creating apps and using mobile smart phones at the GPS MUSEUM laboratory to teach art in various universities. His art career as a member of TransnationalTemps, has combined the fields of art, technology and ecology to produce exhibits around Europe and win various awards.
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Rob Woodford, Marketing and Product Management

“We are just a demi-semi-quaver within the symphonic
sweep of deep time.”

Rob worked for over 15 years with internet pioneer Macromedia (Adobe) and mobile technology giant Qualcomm, and now works on a range of initiatives bridging the areas of ecology, technology and music. His creative work is released through Opus Earth, a creative outlet that has a range of new projects underway, including the Deep Time Walk App. Other projects include a multimedia experience which represents the world’s Planetary Boundaries as different musical instruments, translating unfathomable scientific data into an evocative experience that shifts emotions to create a meta-level understanding of Earth and our own place within it. Rob has a degree in music from Durham University, a Masters in Management from Durham Business School and a Masters in Economics for Transition from Schumacher College (Plymouth University).
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Jo Langton, Sound Design

“My life with all its seemingly important hopes and fears
and aspirations is just a tiny wee fraction-of-a-moment blip
on the horizon of the Deep Time Walk...
and our time on earth... amazing!”

Jo Langton works as a Studio Manager / sound engineer for BBC Arts and Music radio programmes and is a sound designer and electro-acoustic composer. She is a TECHNE funded PhD researcher at Surrey university, researching a history of women composers and electronicists in electro-acoustic music. She is a published writer of articles about electro-acoustic composers and was guest speaker at the Daphne Oram symposium, London South Bank centre, for The Wire at Café Oto in London and at the London Science museum. Her works include ‘Loughborough Junction’ at Turbine Festival, Tate Modern. 2015 Sound Design; No 1 Royal Crescent, Georgian House Museum, Bath. 2013. Sound Installation.; Dickens Bicentenary exhibition, Museum of London. 2012; Sound installation. ‘McQueen and I’ (feature film about the life of fashion icon Alexander McQueen.) Channel 4 Films: 2011 Composition.
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Jeremy Mortimer, Audio Production

“Of all stories this is the one that concerns us most.
How we came to be. Listen.”

Jeremy Mortimer is a freelance director and producer working mainly for radio and theatre. He has produced and directed over 200 radio plays and features for BBC Radio. Recent productions include dramatisations of James Joyce’s Ulysses and Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Jeremy has twice won the Sony Award for Best Drama production, and won a Prix Italia in 2013.

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Carlos Garcia, Programming Wizard

“We are but a breathe of the Earth’s
life in the context of deep time.”

As a qualified engineer in Information Technology from the University of Valencia, Spain and a self-taught developer, Carlos is a passionate coder and has been writing code for various websites and mobile applications for more than eight years. He’s a sports fanatic, avid reader and, being a morning person, wakes early to meditate, before doing some sports.
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We would like to also thank the team also behind the Walk Through Time project, namely, Larry Edwards, Kat Snow, Michael Babel, Richard Wormstall and Raoul Schuhmacher as well as Sergio Maraschin for his work with Stephan Harding on the original Deep Time Walk.

Get in Touch

If you would like to get in touch with the team, please feel free to send us an e.mail and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Deep Time Walk is a project by Schumacher College, part of the Dartington Hall Trust and Geoff Ainscow from Conscious Elders Network