On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presented a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
This documentary, made by The Planetary Collective, resulted in a successful kickstarter campaign that resulted in a new film, that is now available on Vimeo’s On Demand channel.
Check out the extended trailer for their new film, “Planetary”. Then, be sure and view the full film. It’s amazing work, and a must see.
Until we Last are a post rock band from Bangalore. I first heard about them when I interviewed Noor from The Eternal Twilight. The band were also featured in my last post “Now Playing – August 2014” where I described their “Earthgazing” EP as “A short release of just 4 songs, I was left wanting for more’; looking forward to a full length released from them soon.”
I spoke to guitarist Ketan Bahirat about the EP, post rock in India and also their plans for rest of the year. Read the interview here.
We were at the Alt-J show and waiting for them to start, so Kim and I were talking and I think I made a joking comment about Kim’s complexion, so she told me that she wanted to poop on me. I proceeded to yell out “YEAH POOP ON ME” in the middle of the crowd like it was a fetish.
It didn’t garner much attention but it was still hilarious