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Panel Discussion

THE HODGES EFFECT: The Mysterious Agency of Space Grit & Tiny Scraps of Metal Launching a Campaign for an International Meteorite Awareness Day for Ann Hodges

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, October 07, 2021 2:00pm to 3:15pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    In recognition of WORLD SPACE WEEK ((October 4th-11th) an international team of artists and scientists celebrate the significance of Ann Hodges and launch their campaign to lobby the U.N. for an International Meteorite Awareness Day for Ann Hodges. Billboards, free public art/science lectures, performances and letter-writing activism are all included throughout Ireland, the U.K., and the U.S. On October 4th, 2021, a series of futuristic billboard artworks advertising “The Hodges Effect” will appear in locations around Cork City, Ireland. Panel and performances will occur at Blackrock Castle Observatory, National Sculpture Factory of Ireland, and Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Ft. Myers, Florida

    On October 7th at 7PM (Dublin time) 2PM (Florida time) A virtual panel discussion is scheduled at Blackrock Castle Observatory with the National Sculpture Factory of Ireland.

    Valerie Byrne, Director of the National Sculpture Factory of Ireland
    Sean Miller, Associate Professor, Sculpture, University of Florida
    Dr. Sean Taylor, Lecturer, Limerick School of Art and Design
    Connie Hwang, Professor, Design, San José State University
    Dr. Julia Cartwright, Assistant Professor, Geology, University of Alabama
    Jade Dellinger, Gallery Director, Bob Raushchenberg Gallery, Florida Southwestern State College
    Dr. Niall Smith, Head of Research, Head of Blackrock Castle Observatory

    THE HODGES EFFECT: (Sean Miller/ Sean Taylor 2021) can be described as an existential crisis of being that may occur after a sudden collision between a Homosapien subject and extra-terrestrial materials. On November 30, 1954, 34-year-old Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges (Alabama, USA), was struck by a meteorite while sleeping. The meteorite crashed through the roof of her home in Sylacauga, Alabama, bounced off a radio, and hit her on her hip.

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