The brainfarm over at Sentient Developments calls our attention to the concept designs of Adam Benton, who has worked on Stargate among other things. Here you see a sumptuous illustration of a forested world dotted with space ports. When I imagine a Utopian future for New Orleans, this is what I see: a beautiful, clean Mississippi River edged with graceful, high-density housing and thick wetlands. If you want to see more of Benton's curvacious, festively-colored space ships, click on.

It's like a holiday ship, all red and shiny! Maybe it's delivering presents to gas beings on Jupiter. Images by Adam Benton.

The Art of Adam Benton [Sentient Developments]