These videos are screen recordings of Dr. Whitten operating the Stage 2 MONAD Calendar-Clock app, demonstrating the various features of the Prototype.
Facebook Video 1: How the MONAD Calendar-Clock compares to an ordinary clock.
Facebook Video 2: How the MONAD Calendar-Clock compares to an ordinary calendar.
Facebook Video 3: The difference between the Earth-centered & Sun-centered perspectives, and how they are really just different perspectives on the same underlying activity. (Error: At 54 seconds I say Earth at the center and meant to say Sun at the center.)
Facebook Video 4: Is a 2-dimensional Calendar-Clock better than a 3-dimensional Calendar-Clock?
Facebook Video 5: Why the MONAD Calendar-Clock app is important.
Facebook Video 6: The Axial Perspective and the Integration of Space & Time Coordinate Systems.
Facebook Video 7: The True Nature of the Celestial Sphere. It’s all about the biosphere.
8. Kickstarter Main Video. In this video I briefly describe the MONAD Stage 2 Prototype and the MONAD Event Manager, a powerful new event-recording and scheduling program that will be completed with Stage 3 programming after the Kickstarter Campaing concludes successfully. (The previous 7 videos were all recorded on an iPhone 5. This video was recorded on an iPhone X.)
9. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. The idea at the heart of MONAD is: if you document your day in terms of these 4 health event categories, Sleep, Eat, Move and Think, you are documenting your essential biorhythms. These are the 4 most basic activities that all animals engage in. It’s also important to know that Sleep and Eat are parasympathetic activities; Move and Think are sympathetic activities. And just like night follows day, sympathetic activities should alternate regularly with parasympathetic activities. Check out this video. It goes into detail about how MONAD can help you align your personal biorhythms with the rhythms of the Earth and solar system.
10. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. Have you ever seen the Earth globe with an hour hand attached? When I first started showing people MONAD they would point and ask me, What is that white spiky object? And I would tell them, that’s the hour hand. MONAD automatically places a time zone-spanning hour hand at your location on the globe. In the following video I explain how and why the time zone-spanning hour hand is a natural and essential part of a planetary calendar-clock.
11. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. 500 years ago (before Copernicus) everyone knew what the celestial sphere was, and everyone understood the signs of the zodiac (the 12 “months” of a seasonal year). The celestial sphere is still an essential tool for the astronomer, as a star finding device, but it is not well understood by the public. In this video I talk about the zodiac band, comprised of: the 12 signs of the zodiac, the Sun in the ecliptic, and the celestial equator. The zodiac band is the analog calendar for measuring the seasonal year. I also talk about the difference between the signs of the zodiac and the constellation which the signs were named after about 2000 years ago, before anyone understood precession of the equinoctial nodes. This video may be a little technical but I hope some of you enjoy it anyway.
12. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. An ordinary calendar shows 365 or 366 days per year, starting Jan 1 and ending Dec 31. In contrast, the MONAD Calendar Band always shows 365.24219 day blocks (the average number of days in a seasonal year), and it shows 6 months of past dates and 6 months of future dates at any one time, on either side of the Date Indicator or Sun’s meridian, which is fixed at noon at the top of the number dial, and indicates the present moment (now) on the Calendar Band. The Calendar Band is constantly being consumed at one end and created at the other end, at the “Past/Future Gap,” which is fixed at midnight. The Calendar Band was by far the most difficult and time consuming feature to program. This video describes the MONAD Calendar Band in more detail.
13. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. What a difference 600 years makes. Before Copernicus, the Earth was thought to be fixed and unmoving at the center of the celestial sphere, which was thought to represent the entire universe. And everything; the Sun, Moon, planets and stars, revolved around the fixed Earth. Now we know the Earth is both spinning and orbiting the central Sun. MONAD integrates the geocentric and heliocentric perspectives. Additional time- and date-telling components (the Calendar Band, Date Indicator, 24 hour Number Dial and Time Zone-Spanning Hour Hand) are added to the celestial sphere. MONAD is highly recommended for children of all ages who are interested in how the solar system works.
14. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. The Date Indicator is one of the 4 main components of the time and date-telling, specially modified celestial sphere. Just like the Hour Hand points at the 24 hour Number Dial, the Date Indicator points at the Calendar Band. The Date Indicator translates the location of the Sun along the ecliptic (the seasonal calendar) into the day of the year marked on the civil Calendar Band. The 12 “months” of the seasonal year are the 12 signs of the zodiac. The first month of the seasonal year is Aries, the beginning of spring following the equinox. The civil Calendar Band is kept in alignment with the seasonal Zodiac Band by adding leap days (Feb 29) approximately every 4th year. Over the course of a seasonal year, the Sun moves back and forth, north and south, on the Date Indicator, resulting in a tilting motion of the Earth’s circle of illumination relative to the Earth’s spinning axis. All of which is demonstrated in this video.
15. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. If you want to understand what’s really happening with Day Light Savings, what it means to Spring forward and Fall back, then just watch this video which demonstrates how the MONAD Calendar-Clock accounts for Day Light Savings.
16. Kickstarter “Updates” Video. This is the long-awaited sequel to “What’s Wrong With Day Light Savings?” In this video Dr. Whitten talks about what happens when you Spring Forward. With a regular clock you advance the hour hand forward by one number, usually from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m., so you lose an hour, but with MONAD the time zone-spanning Hour Hand is firmly attached to the Earth, and you can’t just willy-nilly spin the Earth 15º forwards or backwards whenever you feel like it. Dr. Whitten also talks about the importance of noon and midnight from an energetic, chronobiology perspective and how planetary and solar magnetospheres may be involved.
17. Do You Love The Earth? Not just parts of the Earth but the whole Earth? If you do, it’s probably because you see the Earth as a living being instead of just some big round rock floating in space, that just so happens to have some living organisms growing on the surface. In this video I’m going to show you how the entire Earth is alive, and not just a thin layer on the surface. And actually it’s not just planet Earth but the entire solar system is alive, a cosmic-scale, never-before-described photosynthetic organism, what I call MetaGaia.