April 03, 2019 at 6:16 am by Frank White
As I have said in an earlier post, 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 is also a founding member of the Overview Institute, which was established in 2008.
More recently, he reviewed early drafts of The Cosma Hypothesis. Here is another comment he has now made on the book:
"Whether you are a humanity-in-space geek or never gave it much thought, this book will leave you thinking and wondering for a very long time.
"Frank White proves and evolves Goethe’s statement that: 'Every object, well contemplated, opens up a new organ of perception within us.' But Frank’s fourth-dimensional evolution begets a Klein bottle where Cosmos, organ of perception, and we, are One."
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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