Ep. 5 Overview: Benjamin Grant
Journey to 1MM+ Instagram followers, overview effect, power of experiencing ‘awe’, & how satellites are the new paparazzi
Fellow Climate Warriors,
This episode I drink 🥥 Harmless Harvest coconut water with Benjamin Grant, Founder of Overview. Join us as we discuss the journey to 1MM+ Instagram followers, the overview effect, the power of experiencing ‘awe’, how satellites are the new paparazzi, and what Benjamin has learned from studying the Blue Marble from his overview for 7+ years.
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“The overview effect is an example of being exposed to something, perhaps one of the largest things possible, which is the entirety of the Earth all at once. It’s ‘awe’ in one of the grandest scales imaginable.” -Benjamin Grant, Founder, Overview
Benjamin Grant is Founder of Overview (@DOverview). Overview uses satellite and aerial imagery to demonstrate how human activity and natural forces shape our Earth. Ben’s newest book "Overview Timelapse" was released in October 2020 and named one of Barnes and Noble’s best books of the year. Ben’s daily feature - Daily Overview - has attracted an Instagram following of more than 1 million followers, one of the largest for a brand with an environmental focus. And Ben’s first book "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth"has been critically-acclaimed by the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, CNN and was selected as one of the "Best Books of 2016" by Amazon, The Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times.
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[1:20] Drink of the show
[4:23] “We went to the moon, and discovered Earth”
[5:23] Overview Effect
[7:38] Space club
[9:44] Obsession with spalding high bounce balls
[11:10] Experiencing ‘awe’
[13:52] Overview Timelapse book
[16:24] Important role of water
[20:52] Importance of visual element for a story
[22:22] Technology Benjamin is utilizing
[24:12] Satellites are the new paparazzi
[29:30] Climate tech Benjamin is excited about
[34:20] 3 startups/founders Benjamin loves
[39:39] Rowing and its impact on how Benjamin operates
[41:40] Maintaining Daily Overview
[43:14] Crucial moments in the overview journey
[46:55] Daily Overview art, a business or both?
[50:14] The future of Daily Overview