Syd Mead Web Site by Mark Ng

The World of Syd Mead

bars.JPG 19.0 K syd_sigsmbw.GIF 2.4 K "The fashionable idiology that 'artificial' lacks the inherent goodness of 'natural's an appealing,but hopelessly simplistic notion of the intellectually chic. Artifice is the result of a deliberate intent to make. Nature also 'makes' thinks, using a set of basic building blocks common throughout the universe. Exchanging infinite time for deliberate design, Nature has ingeniously built plants, planets, galaxies and unimaginable constructs which seem to structure the universe itself. What we call 'natural' is simply the result of whatever set of rules nature has followed in fashioning our observable reality. On planet Earth, nature has manipulated the common elements to fashion everything from bacteria to the molten core of the planet. Discoveries in the 'nano' technologies of bio, molecular, and micro engineering will re-edit the nomenclature of 'natural' verus 'unnatural', blurring if not erasing the line of distinction between 'machine' and 'organism,' 'natural' and 'unnatural,' 'God-given' and 'man-make.' "

Who is Syd Mead?

Mead is a Industrial Designer / Visionary. Blessed with rare talents and imagination for depicting, and with great ease, a vision far different from our normal idea of the future (and which some call "ultra-future") Impressive portfolio includes Movies like Tron, Blade Runner and Star Trek. Started as a designer at Ford Motors Design, and worked for many clients internationally. From Automobiles to Buildings structures to household kitchen utliities.

Works Summary
Biography Summary
Movies in Description
Video Game Design: Terraformer
Kronolog and Kronolog II
Oblagon, Inc. and Syd Mead, Inc.
Small Gallery of Works of Syd Mead

Sites to be added:
Kronolog II (Mac CDROM) if you can read Japanese...

Pictures are here!

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