Tuesday 14 May 2019

artist depiction

Paleofuture recommends a new documentary on a trio of artists who while they might have been hitherto mostly nameless have played an oversized role in helping the public to imagine and envision not only space stations and orbiting colonies (previously) but also far off worlds that don’t quite neatly resolve.
Commissioned by NASA, the retro-futurist, Mid-Century Modern style of Chesley Bonestell, Don Davis, Rick Guidice has gone a long way to influence and inform our dreams and expectations of space travel and is a good heuristic tool for talking about science communication and outreach in general. Make some time to get to know better the artists who’ve helped engineer aspirations and imaginations. See a preview and read an excerpt of an interview at the link up top.