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Ed Lantz and Mark Laisure, from the team at Vortex Immersion Media, join OWC RADiO host Cirina Catania. They share their experience working with Dr. Jancy McPhee, and Larry O’Connor of OWC, to help bring the Humans in Space Art Competition to the world.

Go under the hood with Vortex Immersion Media as Ed and Mark explain how they have created next-generation immersive entertainment journeys with a focus on more profound and meaningful experiences with positive social impact. Their ever-popular “Mesmerica” immersive visual and musical journey features the music of James Hood and has been playing to sold-out audiences since its inception.

Ed Lantz
Ed Lantz

Ed Lantz is the Founder, President and CTO, Vortex Immersion Media, an entertainment technology engineer and immersive experience designer. He designs 360 digital dome venues and produces and directs those experiences.

Mark Laisure
Mark Laisure

Joining him is Mark Laisure, the CEO of Vortex Immersion Media. He is one of the world’s leading designers of transformative 360 immersive entertainment and an inspirational speaker, producer, and C0-Host of The Life Changes Radio Show and Live Event Series. Mark focuses on sharing and embracing “change” to “do life better.”

In this interview, you will learn how Vortex collaborated with Jancy and Larry O’Connor to create the Humans in Space Arts awards ceremony. This unique event enabled guests to share an immersive experience that was indeed out of this world.


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Hope you enjoy the interview with Vortex team, come back next week for more!

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