When we think of the aesthetics of speculation, very specific examples of 1970s and 1980s science fiction immediately spring to mind: illustrators Syd Mead and Chris Foss, for example. Interestingly, although many early examples look like computer-generated images, they are painted, and one can’t help but wonder if they actually influenced the look and feel of today’s computer graphics technology. Over the years the use of CGI has evolved enormously in terms of technology but not so much aesthetically.
– Speculative Everything, Dunne and Raby, page 102
Why do we have to limit ourselves by what we expect of ourselves? How do we go further into the unknown?