WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT
My goal is to help make the world a better place in my lifetime through becoming a better person personally, and through service to my chosen family, community and to humanity in general through my writings and doings.
There is perhaps nothing more important that being in a loving, supportive community. I seek to build growth-oriented communities through social networking and circles of empowered leaders.
As an entertainment technology engineer and entrepreneur, I’m creating and delivering uplifting and transformative media and entertainment experiences using advanced immersive, interactive and virtual reality-based technologies. The eyes and ears are wideband interfaces into our nervous systems. Music, art, and storytelling are powerful transformative modalities that have the potential to awaken and guide our evolution of consciousness.
As an interfaith minister, I’m helping to pioneer experiential spirituality based on our personal awareness and awakenings in community – an approach that is consistent with science’s quest for truth. I feel that every one of us has the capacity to awaken, transform, and create a better life experience for all. To this end, I enjoy creating celebrations that honor the many important aspects and cycles of life.
I seek to merge science and spirituality into a personal mythos that honors the great successes of science in the physical world without denying the inner realms of phenomenology – our mind, emotions and deeper layers of our spirit. The result will be, I believe, a new approach to “quality of life” that will include “quality of consciousness.”
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.