The “overview effect” is a phenomenon explained by astronauts as “the feeling associated with viewing the earth in its entirety, as a pale blue dot from space.” It is the overpowering and unique transformation in mind-set and viewpoint that astronauts experience when they view Earth in its totality, seeing things as whole rather than seemingly disconnected parts. This is what Daily Overview offers.
For the creators of Daily Overview, viewing the planet through satellite perspectives offers a one-of-a-kind view that cannot possibly be replicated anywhere else. The intention was to motivate appreciation of our planet and the loveliness of our everyday environment that is just impossible to see from a ground perspective. Daily Overview Founder Benjamin Grant elucidated on this fact, saying, “When given this chance to appreciate our home in its purest form, [we] gain a new understanding of what it means to live on our planet and the scale of the impact that humans have had here. I aim to inspire similar realizations and fresh perspectives.”
In the amazing collection shot from high above, we are yet again made to discover never-before-seen images of the earth looking more like an assortment of abstract shapes and textures. Astronauts so aptly described what they saw as they wrote, “The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising comfort of systematic organization on a massive scale, or the vibrant colors that we capture will hopefully turn your head. However, once we have that attention, we hope you will go beyond the aesthetics, contemplate just exactly what it is that you’re seeing, and consider what that means for our planet.”
Thankfully Daily Overview has made it their advocacy to share one spectacular “Overview” satellite image of a location where “human activity (for better or worst) has shaped the landscape,” everyday. Go on over to their website to see what all the fuss is about.