I'd like to say more about all this but the problem is I'm not quite sure what it actually is (or does). It's kinda cool though. Or, has a potential to be. Or maybe it's just bunch of students moping about. Hard to say, really. But they do have a cute Toshiba CRT TV, so there's that
What they say:
A trailblazing effort is happening in the University of Pittsburgh Vibrant Media Lab: the OdysseyNow Project.
The goal is to recreate the world’s first-ever video game console — the Magnavox Odyssey, released in 1972 — and reconnect it to its original hardware. The project will also create new games and controllers, as well as launch a comprehensive website on the console. On April 5, the lab plans to hold an Odyssey Expo, a one-day event full of competitions and project showcases, and of course, the chance for the public to experience the Odyssey.
The Vibrant Media Lab’s project will allow people to play the game console online, something that, to the best of Horton’s knowledge, has never been accomplished anywhere in the world.