Today I interviewed Ron Cobb (Alien, Aliens, Back to the Future, Last Star Fighter, Star Wars, etc.) and Syd Mead (2010, Tron, Blade Runner, Aliens, etc.) for GreenlightSummit.com Web Conference. After the session Ron wanted to continue the discussion with his thoughts on how the future is perceived from a vantage point of now or the past and that the future is probably much less recognisable if we were to actually time travel from now to some point in the future.
Ron and I would love to continue this discussion with Syd and many others.
My NUI research is based on the near future as you have seen from my blog and looking further out becomes far more fragmented and random for prediction as you will hear more about from Ron.
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I had the great privilege to interview Ron Cobb on stage at the Creative Masters Forum held at AFTRS. (Australian Film Television & Radio School) The interview focuses on and around the times Ron was working on ‘The Last Star Fighter’ a Hollywood production which represents the very earliest introduction of Computer Graphics (CG) into the production process of creating motion pictures. A ‘Cray Super Computer’ was used.