Ed Lantz
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About Me:
Ed Lantz is a media and entertainment engineer, entrepreneur and pioneer of fulldome and large-format digital cinema systems who believes in the transformative power of immersive and interactive media. Ed’s technical background is in quantum physics, electromagnetics, hardware and software engineering. He spent seven years leading photonic signal processing R&D at Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida, five years at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, Florida developing advanced laser, video and astronomical projectors, and eight years with Spitz, Inc. where his team transformed old-style planetariums into immersive visualization environments. His entrepreneurial ventures include founding of Harmony Channel, a cable television network described as “MTV for the Soul,” and more recently Vortex Immersion Media, a new venture bringing immersive and interactive experiences to themed entertainment and special events markets, and Spherical Media Group, a fulldome production and distribution company focused on transformative media for digital planetariums. Ed has published and presented numerous papers on VR and entertainment technologies, and is a regular contributor to ACM SIGGRAPH papers, panels and courses. He co-founded the Fulldome Summit and IMERSA, a trade association for immersive art and science. Ed holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University, two US Patents on immersive video-based theater technology, is a percussionist and an ordained interfaith minister.
Website:
http://www.vorteximmersion.com
Conscious Creativity means...
I think of Conscious Creativity as awakened creativity. All that we create is an expression of our deeper layers of consciousness. Awakened creativity is aware of the tendency of our inner state of affairs - our quality of consciousness, if you will - to communicate or transmit to others through our creations, our expressions, our art. When we create from a place of harmony, our art tends to resonate with harmony in others. When we create from a place of chaos, we tend to invoke chaos in others. In this sense, art is the science of invoking neural/emotional states in others. Conscious Creativity is aware of this transmission and is therefore mindful of the creator's state of consciousness in the act of creation. It also acknowledges creative expression as a window into our deeper layers of being.
My vision of the future:
I seek to build a collaborative network of content creators focused on building a better world who, together, represent a formidable force in the media and entertainment industry. I also seek to work with others to pioneer alternative programming for all media platforms, from IMAX and large digital domes to television and mobile media. "Conscious creatives" are an independent lot, but we can accomplish so much more if we work collaboratively.
I am really good at:
Multidisciplinary efforts that integrate business, content creation, advanced media technologies and live events.
I could use help with:
Seeking strategic alliances, contractors, collaborators and investors for a variety of projects in process.
Tools I use...
Use of immersive cinema, digital domes, large-format film, gesture-interactive media, spatial augmented reality, virtual environments, visual music, cable television and 3D stereo production to deliver transformative experiences.
I am looking for (services):
I'm always seeking support from interns, volunteers, and professionals who wish to partner on seed projects.
I am offering (services):
Executive production for immersive cinema programming, management of artists touring digital domes, events design, entertainment venue design, master planning and design of entertainment attractions. See www.vorteximmersion.com, www.spherical-media.com, www.imersa.org and www.harmonychannel.com.

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Aug 7
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Oct 22, 2012
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The Future of Cinema and Storytelling - "Where do we Go from Here?" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater

December 2, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore what could be in the future for motion pictures in "Where Do We Go from Here?" on Thursday, December 2, at 8 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The program will be presented by the Academy's Science and Technology Council and hosted by writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker."Where Do We Go from Here?" will examine topics ranging from artificial intelligence to performance capture, 3D and non-traditional…See More
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The Future of Cinema and Storytelling - "Where do we Go from Here?" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater

December 2, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore what could be in the future for motion pictures in "Where Do We Go from Here?" on Thursday, December 2, at 8 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The program will be presented by the Academy's Science and Technology Council and hosted by writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker."Where Do We Go from Here?" will examine topics ranging from artificial intelligence to performance capture, 3D and non-traditional…See More
Nov 25, 2010
Mark Allan Kaplan commented on the event 'The Future of Cinema and Storytelling - "Where do we Go from Here?"'
"Congrats Ed! This is great. Wish I could be there."
Nov 25, 2010
Mary Rose commented on the blog post 'Stress and the Need for Empowerment'
"Ed, you absolutely must get a copy of the book: " The Healing Code" written by Alex Loyd, PhD., ND, and Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD. Researched for over 18 years and based on the work of Bruce H. Lipton, MD, PhD, author of "The Biology…"
Jul 27, 2010
James J. Cremin replied to the discussion 'Arts & Media Node Report' in the group The Millennium Project Global Arts and Media Node
"Great imagination and the event at L.A. Center Studios was truly an inspirational as well as entertaining experience. Global thinking is still not the norm for many of us but seems to be making its way in. I'm very proud to be a member of c3."
Jul 27, 2010
Ed Lantz added a discussion to the group The Millennium Project Global Arts and Media Node
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Arts & Media Node Report

On June 6-8th Kate McCallum and myself attended the 2010 meeting of the global Millennium Project in Boston, MA on our way back from Egypt.  At the meeting we introduced the Arts & Media Node's Goals, Strategies and Action Items for the coming year.  We also closed with some recommendations for the Millennium Project and possible future projects.These reports can be downloaded below. Feel free to comment and contribute!See More
Jul 27, 2010
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Stress and the Need for Empowerment

There's a great article in August's Wired Magazine on Stress and Neuroscience (see http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/stress/ - full article not yet posted). Here is an excerpt:Chronic stress, it turns out, is an extremely dangerous condition.And it’s not just baboons: People are just as vulnerable to its effects as those low-ranking male apes. While stress doesn’t cause any single disease –ironically, the causal link…See More
Jul 27, 2010
Ed Lantz posted a blog post

Pocket Gods

There is a million+ best selling iPhone game that allows people to become a god for virtual villagers, rewarding them or, more often, punishing them by throwing them into volcanoes and such. It's called Pocket God.http://m.cnn.com/primary/_UceGDY-iZkuSkqPvBIs this a transformational game providing a "god's eye" perspective, or a pasttime that plays on our addictive desire to be in control of the universe?eSee More
Jul 21, 2010
Kate McCallum commented on the blog post 'The Creativity Crisis'
"Thank you for posting this very important article, Ed. It is essential for society to uphold creativity and innovative thinking as a priority in civil society. We must find ways to inspire our youth to think/create out of the box or we will surely…"
Jul 20, 2010

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SciFi Web Feature Funded by Online Campaign

A young friend of mine - Stanley Von Medvey - is funding a web-based SciFi series pilot through Kickstarter. He's already raised almost half of his $10K minimum. Check it out at:



http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hemogoblin/l5-a-hard-science-fiction-miniseries



He's very talented and I imagine this will be a great series (please send him a little $$ so we all get to see it… Continue

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 8:10pm

Stress and the Need for Empowerment

There's a great article in August's Wired Magazine on Stress and Neuroscience (see http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/stress/ - full article not yet posted). Here is an excerpt:



Chronic stress, it turns out, is an extremely dangerous… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Pocket Gods

There is a million+ best selling iPhone game that allows people to become a god for virtual villagers, rewarding them or, more often, punishing them by throwing them into volcanoes and such. It's called Pocket God.



http://m.cnn.com/primary/_UceGDY-iZkuSkqPvB



Is this a transformational game providing a "god's eye" perspective, or a pasttime that plays on our addictive desire to be in control of the… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 2:00am

The Creativity Crisis

There was an article published over the

weekend on Newsweek.com.

The title is "The

Creativity Crisis
" and is really worth a read. Click HERE

to read the full article.



Here's my reader's Digest version with commentary:



The article… Continue

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

How you can help promote the SOA 2010 Symposium!

Dear c3 friends and family,



Here are download links to complete State of the Arts Symposium (SOA 2010) promotional materials. This day-long symposium brings together top arts, media and entertainment managers, content creators and technology innovators together to explore how to facilitate global change. Please help us to get the word out!



http://www.vorteximmersion.com/c3so_pr_kit.php…

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Posted on June 9, 2010 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:32pm on October 22, 2012, NELLY said…

Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email nelynkaba@live.com

Miss Nelly.

At 11:07am on March 14, 2011, Jennifer Silva Redmond said…
Hi Ed,
Well, I can't figure out how to access the request "sent". So I am just trying to connect this way--Thanks for the reply!
At 8:29am on September 23, 2010, Stuart Ellis said…
Hi Ed,
I would like to send you my proposal for the dome/drum show we talked about, but was unable to send it via Vortex. What e-mail address should I send it to?
Stu
At 11:27pm on July 27, 2010, Joanne Warfield said…
Hey Darlin' — Just returned from "the Prophet's Conference, Tipping Point 2012" in Vancouver Canada; Fantastic!! Now back in Washington State by the bay. Headed back to LA, LA land early in August. Let's create a wave form...XXOO, J

At 4:41pm on June 20, 2010, Joanne Warfield said…
Fantastic ride in the Big Dome. What a spectacular view of this Earth accompanied by perfect music. — Excited to see it with 8 projectors. J
At 7:36pm on January 28, 2010, Jahna said…
Hey Ed! How's it goin? Great seeing you and Kate the other night - looking forward to the next one! Peace, Jahna
At 5:52pm on January 28, 2010, Cheri Hart said…
It was wonderful to see you again, too. Looking forward to hanging out more when you come back!
Love, Cheri
At 4:08pm on November 16, 2009, Matthew Gilbert said…
Hi Ed,

Sorry for the tardy response. You and Kate, now there's a dynamic duo!

I hope to "attend" the event tonight from my five-year-old home computer. I hope it's a great success -- looking forward to hearing how it all went.

Matthew
At 12:11am on November 14, 2009, David Friedman said…
Hi Ed, Hoping to attend Immerse the Future iinside Second Life. (living in Honolulu, Hawaii now) I wanted to especially inform you about and invite you to my SL creation
ARTSCAPE ART PARK, a playground for the eyes... Spacial animations and radiant delights.
My avatar is Davideo Zelnik...
...search his Profile for Teleport links to Artscape and my other SL exhibits. I have been busy since we met at c3 last.
See you in the Future. :-)
david@davidfriedmanart.com
Cell: 323 347 9691.
At 11:28am on September 15, 2009, Joanne Warfield said…
Wishing you a stellar event this week end.

XO,
J
 
 
 

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