I had a chance to go see Syd Mead talk at the Orpheum Picture Palace in Sydney earlier this year and it was a great experience. He is a visual artist and concept designer who has worked on BLADE RUNNER, TRON, ALIENS & STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE (plus many other projects).
He is also a visual futurist and the illustrations he's created during his career are really amazing. This film is a short but it gives a good insight into how he "reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future." Check out his work at the link below.
Visit Syd Mead's Site