A Deeper Dive into the Overview

May 28, 2021 11:00 am - 12:15 pm (PDT)

ConnectIONS Live!

Join IONS Board Chair Claudia Welss for our next ConnectIONS Live webinar on May 28th as she speaks with Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution.

“Once a photograph of Earth, taken from outside, is available, a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.”
~ English Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle in 1948

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.

A Deeper Dive into the Overview
May 28, 2021
11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific

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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.


Claudia WelssClaudia Welss is a citizen scientist, Board Chairman of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and on the boards of HeartMath’s Global Coherence Initiative and Space for Humanity (“to space for Earth”). She’s also Founding Chair of the Invest in Yourself Working Group at NEXUS Global Network, sharing practical consciousness research with NextGen social entrepreneurs, impact investors, philanthropists, activists and cultural influencers. She’s executive producer of IONS Edgar Mitchell Overview Effect Virtual Reality Experience (EMVRX) and the upcoming movie about Edgar Mitchell, The Space Less Traveled. Claudia’s essay, “Humanity’s Change of Heart” appears with those of other Evolutionary Leaders in the Gold Nautilus Award-winning book Our Moment of Choice.


Frank WhiteFrank White is best-known for his book, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, which is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of exploration. In his latest book, The Cosma Hypothesis: Implications of the Effect, he asks the fundamental question, “What is the purpose of human space exploration? Why has the evolutionary process brought humanity to the brink of becoming a space-faring species?” Frank is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Rhodes Scholar. He earned an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University.





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