c3 Visions from the Edge: The Future of Entertainment Print

with Entertainment Technology Entrepreneur and Engineer Ed Lantz, CTO of Vortex Immersion Media

A fun look at technology and programming trends that promise to revolutionize entertainment as we know it.

Ed Lantz is an entertainment technology entrepreneur and engineer and founder of Harmony Channel, IMERSA, and Vortex Immersion Media. Ed will provide a forward-looking view of the future implications of emergent media technologies, from video games to virtual worlds, from the Matrix to the Holodeck. Ed will show examples of existing technologies that will soon be appearing in retail, hospitality and mobile domethemed entertainment attractions, and how content creators can start using these media now to deliver unique and compelling interactive experiences. He will update us on his pioneering work in immersive cinema including the 500+ fulldome theaters that are fast becoming the world’s most powerful media delivery systems. Ed will also examine the cognitive science behind media programming and how future neuroentertainment experiences can be crafted to enhance our “quality of consciousness,” invoking desirable neural states and activating positive memetic programs. In this scenario, a new co-creative economy could emerge based upon entertainment’s power to transform, harkening back to show business’s early roots in shamanic healing and storytelling practices.



Location: c3 at the Brewery, 600 Moulton Ave, Suite 204, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Fee: $20

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 21st, 7pm-9pm