Frank White

Co-Founder and Executive Contributor

Frank White is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University.

He has authored or coauthored 10 books on topics ranging from space exploration to climate change. His best-known work, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration. Planetary Collective’s film called “Overview,” based largely on his work, has had nearly 8 million plays on Vimeo. Frank is co-founder of the Overview Institute, a leading organization dedicated to analyzing the Overview Effect and disseminating its findings.

Frank considers himself to be a “space philosopher,” and has long advocated developing a philosophy of space exploration. He is currently finishing a book on this topic called The Cosma Hypothesis.

Cosmism and Cosmocentrism

As I have been exploring the notion of cosmocentrism, I have been drawn to a group of space philosophers I discovered while writing The Overview

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A Breakthrough

Recently, I have been exploring a few ideas that have come together to produce something of a breakthrough. The first has been thinking about how

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