John Lilly and Kamala Hope-Campbell
John Lilly at the Dolphin and Whale Conference Australia in 1997
John Lilly at the Dolphin and Whale Conference Japan, 1998.There are a lot of cetacean organizations in the world. The Kamala Hope-Campbell tries with her I.C.E.R.C. to bring specialists of different disciplines together to bundle strength, so they can together unravel the mysteries of dolphin and whale communications. A frequent speaker on these International Dolphin and Whale Conferences was Dr. John C. Lilly (1915-2001), a scientist who researched consciousness, while using isolation tanks, psychdelic tanks and dolphin communication. It might probably not surprise you he worked with and was friends with Dr. Timothy Leary.
A recent workshop for children. Notice the person of the ICERC (I would love to have such a T-Shirt) is wearing a pretty familiar wristwatch.The first I.C.E.R.C. G-shock was the DW-6100W-9 (note, no letters in the suffix), to commemorate the 4th International Dolphin and Whale Conference in Japan. This Thermometer model had the typical black/yellow color combination, which returned every 5 years, the DW-9701K-JR in 1999, the GW-204K-9JR in 2004 and the GW-9102K-1JR in 2009. The fast calculators among us would already have noticed something strange. This year’s model has the color combination that supposed to be expected in 2014 (the 20th anniversary of the I.C.E.R.C. G-Shock). Would this be because the I.C.E.R.C. this year celebrates it’s 25th year of existence?
Besides Timekeeping, you’ll find a Tide/Moon Data mode, a World Time mode, and Alarm mode, a Stopwatch Mode and a Countdown Timer mode.
In the Tide/Moon Data mode you can view the tide and moon age at 6:00 (am) of the current date. You can view the data on any time (whole hour) at any date (of the current year). The Moon Phase can be reversed to match the phases of the Southern Hemisphere. This made me actually curious. How does the moon look like at the Equator. The answer is actually simple. The phases rotate to 90º to the equator, so the phases are actually going from up to down and than rotate further to the Southern Hemisphere, o that it looks mirrored to the phases at the Northern Hemisphere. The Tidegraph function is set easily. All you have to do is to input your nearest local High Tide. The watch then calculates your local Tidegraph. The local tides can be found in your local paper or on internet if you live near sea. I have received a lot of questions about local tides form G-Shockers. If there is a local noticeable tide difference (for here it can vary up to 5 meters/15 feet), you know where to find this info. The Moon Age is calculated to your chosen Home City.
The watch has 5 daily Alarms on board. One of these alarms is a Snooze Alarms. While the other Alarms just sound at the pre-programmed time, the Snooze Alarm sounds every 5 minutes for 7 times. Helpful if you do not wake up after one time (I actually won’t recommend using a watch alarm to wake up, unless it’s a GM-100).