Senses Places at Corporealidades Pós-humanas

Senses Places – the collective founded and led by Portugal’s Interdisciplinary artist Isabel Valverde – presented a program of work at this year’s Corporealidades Pós-humanas in Salvador, Brazil. Collaborators joined Isabel online at the Senses Places studio on Odyssey. Performers and audiences participated from Brazil via different portals including live streams and Second Life. Senses…

Senses Places at Odyssey/Open Sim Conference

Odyssey is proud to provide a home to Senses Places – a dance based mixed reality project by Isabel Valverde and collaborators. The project runs a mixed reality participatory environment on the Odyssey Simulator in Second Life and this week presented performances and demonstrations at the 2016 Open Sim Community Conference. Here are some images…

Odyssey at Hi-Dance Festival with Senses Places

Odyssey had the pleasure of hosting another event with Senses Places – Isabel Valverde and Senses Places at Hi-Dance Festival – Dance and Technology, Rome, Italy. Isabel performed live on stage with Odyssey artists/avatars. Avatars performed via large scale projections. Others, including Liz Solo and Mike Kean of The Black Bag Media Collective also participated…

Red Dog For Freddie Herko

On October 27th a week-long program began in New York city  to celebrate the life of American dancer Fred Herko. Here is a machinima from the 50th Anniversary performance of Al Hansen‘s “Red Dog For Freddie Herko” – produced by Virtual Fluxus, created by and starring Second Front with associate Phreek Fargis. Second Front is…

Summer of Love 2.1

The Second Front performed on Odyssey last weekend and were projected live into Turner Hall at Milwalkee’s Pabst Theatre as part of the event Present Music – Life Love and Death – a showcase of life, love, and death-inspired art installations. Second Front presented a new iteration of their Summer of Love 2.0 installation –…

Senses Places moves in

Senses Places has taken up residence on the Odyssey Simulator with a new sky platform for rehearsals and performances. Senses Places uses a live webcam interface to read movements of participants IRL. The interface then translates these movements to the participant’s avatar in virtual space. Another layer is added as RL dancers in remote locations…

Art’s Birthday 2013

*art. one million fifty* There was a long celebration of Art’s Birthday on Odyssey this year. Here is a little documentation from our marathon party – presented by Pomodoro Bolzano – *art. one million fifty* was a celebration + simulation for art lovers. Build by Frieda Korga. The party happened simultaneously on Odyssey in Second Life and…

Dance Week on Odyssey

Senses Places and Odyssey presented an experimental hybrid reality dance jam session on Odyssey for International Dance Day. The mixed reality participatory environment involved a webcam capture interface and two live streams into Second Life. Movements in Real Life triggered movements in  avatars interacting with the webcam interface. Avatars and live dancers worked together to…

Dreaming in the New Year

In Parallel: Dreaming into Alternate Universes with Norman Lowrey aka North Zipper A Virtual Celebration of the New Year Across 9 Time Zones. Odyssey participated in the closing ceremony of Ione’s 17th Annual Dream Festival in an overnight celebration of the New Year in Second Life. Avatars logged in through the night and received a Dreaming/Sleeping…