The Overview Effect

Photographs by NASA Earth Observatory
Title: Frank White

“The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.” —Wikipedia

Also of note: Overview, the film.

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I used to measure the heavens, now I measure the shadows of Earth

Photography by Dan Holdsworth, from his Transmission series
Title: Johannes Kepler

Salt Lake City

Mount Shasta

Mount St. Helens

Grand Canyon


Previously on Dan Holdsworth


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True philosophy has never consisted in probing all problems, but often on the contrary eluding them. We are skirting an abyss: beware of vertigo

Photographs by Michael Benson / NASA
Title: Edmond Schérer

Title via Invisible Stories

Beginning of the quote: “We must avoid coming to too close quarters with life. It is a slender crust over which you must walk without bearing down too hard. Hit your heel into it and you make a hole in which you will disappear. True philosophy…”
Will 50 Watts

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