terça-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2013

Planet Overview Effect

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents 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.
More information also available on Overview the movie and Fragile Oasis

É por Ti que Vivo

Amo o teu túmido candor de astro 

a tua pura integridade delicada 
a tua permanente adolescência de segredo 
a tua fragilidade acesa sempre altiva 

Por ti eu sou a leve segurança 
de um peito que pulsa e canta a sua chama 
que se levanta e inclina ao teu hálito de pássaro 
ou à chuva das tuas pétalas de prata

António Ramos Rosa

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