Coached by Maarten Versteeg
Finished in July 2013
The term ‘overview effect’ refers to “a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.” It’s a cognitive shift towards becoming more aware of the planet that we live on. It seems that going into space is an effective way to physically experience this. That’s not possible for most of us. Introducing ‘Pre-Cognitive Space Travel’, experiencing space travel without leaving the earth.
The Time Sphere is a mechanical device that can be wound up. The ball resembles the earth. When the mechanism is released the inside starts to spin, one side of the ball lights up and resembles the day time of the earth while the dark side resembles the night side. A laser pointer indicates where you are.
“I travel around the world so frequently that I no longer have any so-called normal winter and summer, nor normal night and day, for I fly in and out of the shaded or sun-flooded areas of the spinning, orbiting earth, with ever increased frequency. I wear three watches to tell me what time it is“ - Richard Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
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