March 21, 2019 at 9:48 am by Frank White
I have known Kevin for many years, dating back to the late 1980s, when he published The Home Planet and I published The Overview Effect.
Kevin also is a founding member of the Overview Institute, which was established in 2008.
More recently, he commented on early drafts of The Cosma Hypothesis. Here is one of his comments on the book:
"The Cosma Hypothesis is the Bible and Master Plan for the real Star Trek!
"If you have ever imagined going into space or wished to see humanity trek to distant stars, planets, and galaxies—well, this is the book for you!
"In his passion for seeing humanity spread into space, Frank White offers the concepts, rationales, purposes, and even a comprehensive visionary master plan for starting the Human Space Program immediately, tomorrow!"
KEVIN W. KELLEY is an artist, entrepreneur, and author of New York Times and international best-selling book The Home Planet (1988)—a large-format book of stunning photographs of Earth taken from space, accompanied by quotations from astronauts and cosmonauts reflecting on the profound effect of experiencing the planet from the perspective of outer space.
The Home Planet and Frank White’s The Overview Effect were published contemporaneously. Both attempted to interpret the astronaut experience, one primarily with pictures and the other through words.
Kelley’s musings about our place in the cosmos have resulted in the development of Infinitaas™, a revolutionary way to visualize our journey through time, space and evolution. Infinitaas will be a real-time, interactive, visualization technology for exploring and conveying Big History and Earth Systems Science.
Once again, the two authors’ visions link up: White describing in words and Kelley evoking imagery that conveys understanding and experience.
(The Cosma Hypothesis is available on Kindle, Audible, and in print on Amazon.com)
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