Altopias: Speculative Art Explores Both Dark & Light Futures

flying maglev train car

On the other hand, his work imagines amazing innovations in technology, from rail-free trains that fly through hovering sky gates and drone shipping container shuttles to cities built in the ocean or in space.

aerial drone shipping container

futuristic cityscape view drawing

Will we really see such inventions in our lifetime? Perhaps not, but their basis in reality and contemporary technology is clear nonetheless.

ocean underwater city vision

moon based construction projects

bubble dome and mine

While it would be presumptuous to suggest this artist’s portfolio is somehow more ‘realistic’ than other futorlogist-created sets of art and design, it does at least suggest a spectrum of potential future that is refreshingly variegated, neither focused entirely on the worst or the best of scenarios. Images courtesy of Bang! Bang! Illustration Agency.