Fictional Interfaces By Mark Coleran
This site is primarily about the creations of science fiction writers and future thinking, but I ran across Mark Coleran, a visual designer based in London. He creates visual interfaces, mainly for the movies.
He designed some of the vision elements for the Predators in AVP (Alien vs. Predator).
(AVP - Alien vs. Predator visuals)
He designed this cool desk-sized display for The Island, along with a lot of other visual elements for that movie.
(Desk-sized display for movie The Island)
He also came up with displays for the vampire empire in Blade 2 (my favorite of the three).
(Blade 2 interface designs)
It sounds like an enjoyable job - designing what we will consider the near future in movies.
Coleran doesn't get to sit down with groups of futurists and sf authors when creating his interfaces (I don't think), so it's not a fair comparison, but you might want to look at the fictional inventions and ideas from Minority Report, the 2002 Stephen Spielberg film.
Take a look at a very nice set of film clips presented as a kind of visual resume at Mark Coleran's website; via The Guardian.
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