The idea is “Reality Ahead of Schedule”. These are the words written by visual futurist Syd Mead, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in 2023, in his collection of works, Obragon. He was involved in numerous science fiction works, including Star Trek and Blade Runner, and his ideas about how people would live in the future influenced the way many people imagined and created the future. (See this article for more details on this achievement.)
So, how do contemporary artists envision the future in 2050? To find out, we asked six groups from different backgrounds and occupations to draw a “park in 2050.”
Let’s introduce the works along with explanations from the artists themselves.
Bye Bye Canyon by Attilio Bonelli
VFX Compositor, Matte Painter, Designer
Floki’s Livestream Odyssey by Ina Chen