1. 14:56 29th Aug 2014

    Notes: 155

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    wildcat2030:

    High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities
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    Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled a blue-sky plan for a high-flying fleet of self-sufficient aircraft that are one part zeppelin cities and one part hydrogen-generating floating farms. Dubbed Hydrogenase, the algae-producing airborne cities are 100% emission-free and are capable of generating hydrogen gas without consuming land needed for crops or forests. (via High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building)

     
  2. 17:34 28th Aug 2014

    Notes: 115

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    brucesterling:

*You should buy this book so that more universities will come up with weird cool projects like this.
http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062204691/hieroglyph
About the Book

Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today’s leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and optimistic visions of the golden age of science fiction.
In his 2011 article “Innovation Starvation,” Neal Stephenson argued that we—the society whose earlier scientists and engineers witnessed the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy, the computer, and space exploration—must reignite our ambitions to think boldly and do Big Stuff. He also advanced the Hieroglyph Theory which illuminates the power of science fiction to inspire the inventive imagination: “Good SF supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place.”
In 2012, Arizona State University established the Center for Science and the Imagination to bring together writers, artists, and creative thinkers with scientists, engineers, and technologists to cultivate and expand on “moon shot ideas” that inspire the imagination and catalyze real-world innovations.
Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting twenty of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries—among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson—to contribute works of “techno-optimism” that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world. 

    brucesterling:

    *You should buy this book so that more universities will come up with weird cool projects like this.

    http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062204691/hieroglyph

    About the Book

    Inspired by New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson, an anthology of stories, set in the near future, from some of today’s leading writers, thinkers, and visionaries that reignites the iconic and optimistic visions of the golden age of science fiction.

    In his 2011 article “Innovation Starvation,” Neal Stephenson argued that we—the society whose earlier scientists and engineers witnessed the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy, the computer, and space exploration—must reignite our ambitions to think boldly and do Big Stuff. He also advanced the Hieroglyph Theory which illuminates the power of science fiction to inspire the inventive imagination: “Good SF supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place.”

    In 2012, Arizona State University established the Center for Science and the Imagination to bring together writers, artists, and creative thinkers with scientists, engineers, and technologists to cultivate and expand on “moon shot ideas” that inspire the imagination and catalyze real-world innovations.

    Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting twenty of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries—among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson—to contribute works of “techno-optimism” that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world. 

     
  3. 08:18

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    artsytoad:

John Harris, Dhalgren

    artsytoad:

    John Harris, Dhalgren

     
  4. 08:17

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    sciencefictiongallery:

Bob Eggleton - Earth spore

    sciencefictiongallery:

    Bob Eggleton - Earth spore

     
  5. 17:14 26th Aug 2014

    Notes: 269

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    design-is-fine:

    Sydney Mead, Studies for Concept Cars, 1960s. Source

    this is the future I signed up for

     
  6. 09:13 25th Aug 2014

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    brucesterling:

    artnouveaustyle:

    missolivialouise:

    Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

    A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

    With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

    Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

    So here are some buzz words~

    Natural colors!
    Art Nouveau!
    Handcrafted wares!
    Tailors and dressmakers!
    Streetcars!
    Airships!
    Stained glass window solar panels!!!
    Education in tech and food growing!
    Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
    Solar rooftops and roadways!
    Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
    Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
    No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
    Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

    Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

    (((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

    Plz bring back art nouveau design in everything *_*

    *I like it when people just make up entire cultural sensibilities

     
  7. 13:02 21st Aug 2014

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  8. 09:13

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    domuan:

    Welcome to the world of Alex Ries. He created a world with plenty of species, technology and wonderment. Just visit his page at deviant art and read all the details of his imaginary.

    I do purposefully put this blue theme. I love the color :)

     
  9. 23:40 20th Aug 2014

    Notes: 15

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    nickdangerprivatethirdeye:

careyhimself:

Iain M. Banks’ Marain
If I was going to learn a different phonetic alphabet, I’d probably just learn Tolkien’s Tengwar. Or 한글.

!!!!
Where’d this come from?

    nickdangerprivatethirdeye:

    careyhimself:

    Iain M. Banks’ Marain

    If I was going to learn a different phonetic alphabet, I’d probably just learn Tolkien’s Tengwar. Or 한글.

    !!!!

    Where’d this come from?

     
  10. 21:02

    Notes: 171

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    hexzell:

    Coruscant Sunset

     
  11. 11:19 15th Aug 2014

    Notes: 463

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    alwaysstarwars:

    Ralph McQuarrie - Yavin 4 Concept Art

     
  12. 22:02 10th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1385

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    mercurialblonde:

    Syd Mead

    (Source: 12hedron)

     
  13. 22:45 8th Aug 2014

    Notes: 574

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    thecreativesense:

    Gorgeous concept art from Snowpiercer

    The upcoming dystopian science fiction film Snowpiercer by Bong Joon Ho is set to make the viewer think about themselves as it tackles the hard questions centred around our social hierarchy. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a new ice age has ravaged mankind, the remaining few who survive are forced to reside within a train that circles the globe. Inside, the residents live in a vicious social pyramid wherein the wealthy and the privileged live in the forward carriages while the rest are squashed into the dank, dirty rear sections. 

    The concept art created in the film’s production showcase the level of imagination involved… with everything from aquariums and botanical gardens to swimming pools and luxury lounge suites featuring across the train’s length. 

    See more, plus an interview with the film’s production designer, at: The Creators Project

     
  14. 23:22 6th Aug 2014

    Notes: 185

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    70sscifiart:

Robert McCall

    70sscifiart:

    Robert McCall

     
  15. 13:19

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    webofstarwars:

Art by Matthieu Rebuffat