Spherical mapping

Demos & Workshops

Saturday May 24 - 14:30
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Spherical mapping

Demos & Workshops

Series of 5 demos-workshops that will connect and contrast the particular characteristics of the different spherical mapping tools currently available, whether based on manual or automatic calibration. By VJ Spetto (BR), Charles Veasey (US), Phil Mayer (UK), Emmanuel Durand (CA) and Ed Lantz (US).

Demos line-up

  • VJ Spetto
    Blendy Dome VJ
  • Charles Veasey
  • Phil Mayer
    IA Servers
  • Emmenuel Durand
    SAT Splash 1.0
  • Ed Lantz
    Vortex Serveur



VJ Spetto (BR)


VJ SPETTO is a pioneer of the VJ genre in Brazil and a specialist in 3D projection mapping, VJing, Video Performance and Interactive installations. Over the past 20 years he has performed in all major cities in Brazil and all over the world. He became one of the most acclaimed artists in Brazil and as a curator he has created and organized the festivals: VJ Torna Brasil, Performa Paço, Johnny Walker Red Mix and Dialectos Digitales (Bolivia).

VJ Spetto and VJ Zaz have created VJ UNIVERSITY which is a nomad teaching platform for digital artists. Together they are also responsible for the coordination of the “UNITED VJs” – internationally recognised in VJ, Video Mapping, Stage Design and Fulldome. They have teamed up with VJ Roger S. and developed the "Blendy Dome VJ" which is a realtime dome master slicer designed for dome mapping and realtime fulldome VJing, played by through Syphon up to 6 projectors around the dome.


Charles Veasey (US)


Charles Veasey is an independent software developer, interactive designer, and artist. He develops immersive, interactive environments and applications for a variety of platforms. Charles currently works at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he develops open source software for fulldome theaters, teaches programming, and serves as lead technician for the Digital Dome @ IAIA.

Charles has been a working artist in the field of new media art and composition for over a decade creating electroacoustic soundscapes, interactive installations, and web art. His work serves as a reflection of perceptual awareness; it encourages meditations on the self (human), the environment (nature), and the future (technology).


Phil Mayer (UK)


Philip Mayer (UK) is a digital artist, a structural engineer and Fulldome fanatic. From a background in 3D animation for broadcast television, he began his career as a performing artist in the early 1990s, as a VJ during the emergence of the Jungle / DnB music scene in England. Together with Ben Stern, he is a co-founder of GaiaNova Ltd, an organisation specialising in the creation and realisation of large-scale moving image artworks for live events. In 2005, he founded Gaiaspace Structures, a design and engineering company that produces geodesic domes for the touring events market.

Combining his passion for pixels and his passion for domes, in 2010 he co-founded Fulldome UK (FDUK), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to celebrate and promote the emerging field of Fulldome art. FDUK holds an annual Fulldome festival, which has been hosted at a number of planetariums across the UK, and in 2013 they took the festival on tour to Kaluga, Russia. As Fulldome artists, Phil and Ben are also participants in the European Mobile Dome Lab (EMDL) project.


Emmanuel Durand (CA)
Ed Lantz (US)


Ed Lantz is an entertainment technology engineer, social entrepreneur, immersive experience designer and pioneer of large-format digital cinema. He left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform old-style planetariums into immersive visualization environments, designing over a dozen dome theaters worldwide including the Library of Alexandria in Egypt and Papalote Museo in Mexico City.

His company, Vortex Immersion Media, produces immersive and interactive experiences for Fortune 500 brands including Condé Nast, EMC2, Microsoft, Nestle, NFL, Nike, Nokia and Sprint. His company also operates the Vortex Dome, the first commercial immersive media production studio and events venue located in downtown Los Angeles.