Syd Mead is an artist and futurist living in Southern California, USA. His many books and paintings over the decades have given startling and fantastic views into possible futures, showcasing many forms of architecture, transportation, vehicles, and other technologies that may come to pass.
Syd has worked on movies such as "TRON", "Blade Runner" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", as well as a host of others. His work spans so many areas that he really warrants his own section in the WholeFuture Catalog. Certainly, his work provides information and food for the imagination, so it's part of [Future Learning]?, but it's also heavily focused on methods of Future Transportation as well as futuristic architecture, [Space Colonies]?, spaceships, and even [growing food in the zero-G environments of space]?, using techniques such as HydroPonics, AeroPonics?, AquaPonics?, and the like.
You can find Syd's official website, and many examples of his work, at http://www.sydmead.com/