Donderdag 12 juli – Op het diner van de Master Digital Design hoor ik van Victor Knaap (van MediaMonks), Jalbert Kuijper (van WWF) en Daniël Sytsma (van Achtung! mcgarrybowen) dat zij toevallig allemaal op verschillende manieren betrokken zijn bij SpaceBuzz. Dat moet iets betekenen.
A global approach is needed to change the treatment of our home planet. Our mission is to use the ‘overview effect’ experienced by astronauts who have seen Earth from space, to create a change in perception among the next generation. Encouraged by ESA astronaut André Kuipers, this program helps children around the world realize both the beauty and the fragility of our planet, and make them ambassadors of planet Earth.
Over The Overview Effect:
The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by astronauts during spaceflight, while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. It refers to the experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, “hanging in the void”, shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide people become less important, and the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this “pale blue dot” becomes both obvious and imperative.