Dance Week on Odyssey

We thanks Odyssey Simulator and Liz Solo for the collaboration and support of Senses Places providing a temporary residency.

Odyssey Simulators

*sensesplaces_008Senses 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 create unique movement sequences and hybrid interactions.

Isabel Valverde hosted a live stream from  Portugal  and Liz Solo from Newfoundland. Artists and others participated  from many locations via Second Life including SaveMe Oh who created many special effects.

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senses places @ 121212 Upstage Festival

Senses Places @ 121212 Upstage Festival – SL Screenshot of double screening of Livestream from Lisbon, Portugal. Taken at Odyssey Art & Performance Simulator, Second Life). With robot Nao, Ana Moura and Isabel Valverde (by Liz Solo)

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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Senses Places @ 121212 Testing: UpStage Festival of Cyberformance










These are photos from the video of Senses Places’ second performance and participatory environment at the UpStage festival on 12.12.2012, 5 to 6 pm (GMT/PT) and 13.12.2012, 3 am (GMT+9/JP).
Performers: Kae Ishimoto (JP), Isabel Valverde, Ana Moura, robot NAO (PT), and avatars in Second Life.
Stream machinima by Sca Shilova for UpStage Festival Livestream channel

HERE the link for the video

Note: the performance starts at minute 31. the participatory dance environment starts at around minute 51.

and for the UpStage Festival  site

Enjoy and please comment or give feedback. We will very much appreciate even the most arch critique 😀

Senses Places Workshop @ SLACTIONS 2012

Screenshot from the Workshop in Lisbon taken from Second Life

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Here the link for the Livestream video recording of the Workshop at Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, Portugal

Global Underscore 2012 @ Livestream

Livestream recording of Global Underscore at Second Life site, gathering 2 avatars and 4 screens from GU sites around the world

Livestream recording of Global Underscore at Second Life site, gathering 2 avatars and 4 screens from GU sites around the world

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Link to the Livestream the 3 videos during the 4 hours activity

Watch live streaming video from beverde at

We were enthusiastic from the challenging experience, particularly for the slow net connection at the Chichester site. Still we were able to gather in the GU Second Life site 3 other sites from Brasil, Berlin, and … will confirm this later.

Anyway, the good news is that next year 2013 we are continuing the Global Underscore in SL and it will happen in Lisbon, where Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas at the occasion will  give a workshop on the Underscore Practice 😀

More info and Links soon.