It is very common for products and technologies presented in science fictions and films to come into real life years later, like submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and touch screens in science movie Minority Report. It’s always been amazing for us that how these futuristic technologies and ideas are created by filmmakers or novelists.

Yesterday, I have the honor of chatting with concept artist Scott Robertson to find an answer to this question at the “Talking with Masters” series event jointly held by Knowledge and Innovation Community and Autodesk. Scott also shared with us his career as a designer, his design principle as well as his experience as an entrepreneur.

Scott Robertson is an American concept artist known for his transportation design work and contributions to movies like Star Trek, Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, etc. As a serial entrepreneur, Scott started a design consulting company with his friend Neville Page after graduation from collage. He was also chair of Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design and is the founder of Design Studio Press, a publishing company dedicated to art and design education.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.