dashboard futurism

  Some day back in the 1980s I got my hands on some SciFi-movie aficionado book, which, among many other things, contained concept paintings for “↑Blade Runner“ (1982) by ↑Syd Mead, who is labelled as “visual futurist” in the movie’s credits. Above is a detail of the interior of the policecruiser—not the “Spinner,” piloted by Gaff, but the surface vehicle driven by Deckard—as Mead envisioned it. What struck me back then was the dashboard being dominated by flatscreens. Flat panel display devices like ↵LCD or plasma screens were not exactly the standard in the 1970s and ’80s. My first idea … Continue reading