Rethinking the Overview Effect

Rethinking the Overview Effect. Credit: Jordan Bimm/NASA/FISO.

In 1987 Frank White coined the term “Overview Effect” which he used to describe the “cognitive shift that results from the experience of viewing the Earth from space and in space, from orbit or on a lunar mission.”

In this the second episode in our annual Summer Season special podcast we have another Future-in-Space Operations presentation from a couple of weeks ago. The guest speaker is Jordan Bimm from the University of Chicago, who provides some fascinating insights into the Overview Effect, specifically that we need to rethink what it is.

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Jordan Bimm Presentation


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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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