A Deeper Dive into the Overview

May 31, 2021
Experience & Engagement Team

On May 28th, IONS Board Chair Claudia Welss hosted the ConnectIONS Live webinar, speaking with Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution.

The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by most astronauts while viewing Earth from space — most notably including IONS Founder, Apollo 14 lunar module pilot and sixth man to walk on the moon, Captain Edgar Mitchell. The term was coined and the theory developed by space philosopher Frank White, who explored the theme in his 1987 book of the same name.

Last year, Frank joined Claudia, Shuttle Endeavour astronaut Mae Jemison, and IONS scientist Loren Carpenter on our Collective Consciousness webinar series. Now, on the occasion of the release of the fourth edition of The Overview Effect, they will go deeper into what this view that’s “as powerful as any in history” can mean for the early days of the 21st century — and how we can maximize, in time, its potential to shift human consciousness toward the recognition of our profound interconnectedness.

We invite you to watch a recording of this webinar to hear more about how the Overview Effect can positively change the way we think about our world.

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This video is available to the public until Friday, June 4th. After that date, it will be available to IONS Members only.

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