Music & Performance

An Odyssey of The Odyssey

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Writer/director and media artist Lars Jan brings together the worlds of theater, network science, and data visualization to create a trans-disciplinary narrative for the digital age. Collaborating with actor Roger Guenveur Smith, ecologist Eric Berlow, data artist/designer David Gurman, computer scientist Kaustuv DeBiswas, and classics researcher Daniel Powazek, Jan explores the ripple effect of creative influence that Homer’s The Odyssey has inspired across time, space, and culture.  

In conjunction with The L.A. Odyssey Project, an initiative of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library.

Co-presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles  

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.