Arthur C. Clarke Panel: Where Space Meets Popular Culture

Date(s) - June 24, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ohio University is to host the inaugural Where Space Meets Popular Culture in conjunction with the International Space University Space Summer Program at the University.The event, organized by the International Space University (ISU) will focus on the intersection of Hollywood and science, where STEM meets STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics).

Panelists include five time Hugo Award winning science fiction author (from a record of 36 nominations),Mike Resnick. Resnick holds the world record for the greatest number of science fiction works ever published.

John Beck-Hofmann has been an award winning Producer/Director/Editor/DP and Composer at NASA/JPL for over 20 years. His most famous work “7 Minutes of Terror”, viewed over 20 million times, won him NASA’s “Exceptional Achievement Medal” in 2013. He received an Emmy for his work on National Geographic’s “Five Years on Mars” and just recently aired his latest documentary, “Red Planet Rover”, on Discovery Channel.

Dr. Joe Pelton, Pulitzer Prize nominated author, and author of nearly 40 books, including a recent book about Arthur C. Clarke entitled, The Oracle of Colombo, will also address the event and conduct a book signing. Dr. Pelton is also Founder and Vice Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation.

Daniel St. Pierre, partnered with Christopher Reeve on the animated feature – Everyone’s Hero. Directing credits also include -Quantum Quest – A Cassini Space Odyssey with Dr. Harry Kloor andLegend’s of Oz – Dorothy’s Return – also serving as Production Designer on each. “Legends of Oz” was honored with a ‘Best Animated Feature’ award nomination – the coveted Annecy “Cristal” in 2013.

Co-chairs of the event are Mr. Michael Potter and Dr. Harry Kloor, both are graduates of the ISU and award winning filmmakers in their own right.

Mr. Potter is the Director of the award winning documentary film, Orphans of Apollo, and his new documentary about the Singularity University, “The University” will be released shortly.

Dr. Kloor is the Writer, Director and Producer of Quantum Quest, and just completed writing ILL Wind for Fox Features based on Kevin Anderson and Doug Beason’s book of the same title. He was also a writer on Star Trek Voyager. Dr. Kloor is the first person in the United States to earn two PhDs simultaneously in two distinct academic disciplines: Physics and Chemistry. This summer he begins work on first of series of features based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Venus book series.

Baker Center Ballroom