The Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulators are a collection of online simulators dedicated to contemporary art and performance with a focus on performance art. The Odyssey Simulators are made possible by an International group of independent artists and include a member-owned virtual space in Second Life , a large gallery space sim on the Open Source grid Craft World, and a group of simulators on the experimental macGRID Simulated Research Network (newly launched by McMaster University).
The Odyssey Simulators host projects by wide International array of artists and organizations and provides resources, studio and exhibition space, technical assistance and more to support artists working in virtual places – in particular those working in online synthetic environments. The Odyssey Simulators are currently managed by The Black Bag Media Collective. Odyssey is home to many working artists including The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Bibbe Hansen, Alan Sondheim, Patrick Lichty, Liz Solo and the Senses Places Project by Isabel Valverde.
Odyssey produces a semi-annual Performance Art Festival and has presented scores of artists over the years including Joseph Delappe, Eva and Franco Mattes, Micha Cardenas, Elle Mehrmand, The Second Front, SaveMe Oh, Stelarc and many more.
See also Odyssey YouTube Channel
Odyssey is made possible due to the generous support of the following people/avatars/groups: Alan Sondheim/Alan Dojoji, Neutral Ground/Soil Digital Media Suite, Pauline Oliveros/Deep Listening Institute/Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Man Michinage/Patrick Lichty, Norman Lowrey/North Zipper, Rose Borchovski/Saskia Boddeke, Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks, Liz Solo/Black Bag Media Collective, Doug Jarvis/Tran Spire as well private donations from visitors and supporters.