Astronomy as a Lens to Understand Yourself with Kevin Hainline

"The stars are a set of templates that we put our own hopes and fears and non understandings and stories on and it’s really fun to find the ones that cultures that never talked with each other because they were separated by vast distances had the same thing." – Kevin Hainline

Kevin sees art everywhere – drawing deep inspiration from the night sky – his canvases are far-off galaxies and blackholes and he approaches them with a level of enthusiasm and wonder that is a joy to behold. This was an absolute gem of a conversation with Kevin Hainline, recorded sitting next to a stream up in the Spanish pyrenees, here's a sampling of topics that we touch on:

🦖When Kevin was young he had to choose between dedicating his life to studying dinosaurs or black holes. He chose black holes (although dinosaurs are still very near to his heart).

🍃The surprising reason behind why we have seasons.

🌟Why for Kevin: "The stars are like friends. They comfort me."

🔭Why astronomy presents a compelling story that helps you as a lens to understand yourself.

📚Kevin's personal mission to communicate how important it is that we live in a diverse and interesting and weird world and to celebrate that.

Find Kevin on the Interwebs
+ Twitter @kevin_hainline
+ His new video series The Stars Connect Us on YouTube

Show Notes:
+ Full Transcript on Medium
+ The Explorer Book
+ The Exploratorium in San Francisco, a temple to curiosity.
+ Infinite Games by James Carse 
+ DK Encyclopedia homepage

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