macGRID pioneering

Odyssey is currently working with five simulators on the new macGRID, a new Cyber science and Art Platform spearheaded by McMaster University. macGRID ” is a robust, archivable, Cyberscience and Art research platform (macGRID) and a corresponding network of academic, industry and community partners who wish to engage in interdisciplinary research and creation, resource and…

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…

Fluxus Piano Piece

On November 23, 2013 Patrick Lichty and Bibbe Hansen met on Odyssey and opened the Fluxus Performance Workbook. They chose to perform George Brecht’s Piano Piece (1962) Piano Piece a vase of flowers on (to) a piano 1962 by Patrick Lichty (b. 1962) and Bibbe Hansen (for Second Front)

Virtual Arts Class

This past month on Odyssey Patrick Lichty of Peck  School of the Arts has been instructing students using the Odyssey Simulator as an extension of the classroom. Students have been experimenting with different online platforms as places of creation, including explorations in Second Life and Minecraft. The students have also been experimenting with 3D Printing:…

The Black Bags at Club Morpheus

SATURDAY JUNE 29 – Join us at Club Morpheus for the virtual release party for Odyssey members The Black Bags‘ new full length album. Vaneessa Blaylock is hosting a dance party and has invited The Black Bags to spin their new record for the first hour. Come dance with us at 8 PM SLT at…

AOM for Odyssey

Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator has housed a remarkable array of artists who are pushing the edges of art and identity in the virtual world Second Life. The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse began at Odyssey in 2007, and is rehearsing there now in preparation for its July 2013 performance at the first annual Deep Listening Art…

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…

Technology Tantrum

Here is a set of photos from the Random Acts of Art Workshop (RAAW) at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery in Victoria BC/Odyssey – Doug Jarvis/Tran Spire led a three day workshop on mixed reality for youth aged 13 to 18.