We Are the Mutants: Light Grids and 1980s Futurism.

Even though they didn’t mention the holodeck of the USS Enterprise, it’s worth your time.

Of all the visual shorthand for a particular type of outmoded futurism, one of the most immediately recognizable—like the chrome lettering with which it is often paired—must be the light grid. Usually depicted as a network of glowing straight lines receding in perspective against a black background, occasionally with the outlines of mountains or the blush of dawn visible on the horizon…

via Vanishing Point: How the Light Grid Defined 1980s Futurism — We Are the Mutants


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