Remember our awesome* series on Space Colony Form Factors? To refresh your memory, in the 1970s NASA was working out how to create gravity in space. It was decided that something enormous and circular in at least one axis, so it could spin, would be required. A host of concept artists were then used to render what these fanciful floating cities and farms could look like.
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Now Don Davis and Rick Guidice, two of the concept artists who created those renderings, are finally getting their due: "Artist Depiction" is a forthcoming documentary where they get to share their experiences of working on the project, as well as show us their previously-unseen sketches.
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"These oral histories will be lost to time without a series like this," says filmmaker Brett Ryan Bonowicz, who was motivated to put the doc together when he realized their stories hadn't been told. "I was amazed when I couldn't find interviews about these works."
"Artist Depiction" has been successfully crowdfunded on IndieGogo and should premiere in October of this year. There's still 14 days left to contribute, and those that do can gain an early look at the film.
*Yes it was awesome. No you shut up.