Digital Aurora Exhibition: 2018


The “overview effect” is a psychological phenomenon experienced by astronauts when physically confronted with the reality of Earth in the context of space. Often followed by a newfound appreciation of our shared planet it is also the reason many astronauts have expressed the need for the world’s leaders to be exposed to it.

‘Overview’ is an art object designed to simulate this experience by leveraging NASA’s Earth View experiment; a high resolution live stream of earth from the perspective of the ISS.

By eliminating all visual artifacts that can break the illusion and enhancing details that emphasize the intended context; the viewers will be put into the frame of reference of an astronaut in orbit around Earth.

Project team & credits_

Hans Kim
Oliver Bucher
James McVay