Science fiction is crammed full of some excellent—and awful—computer interfaces. But, as Chris Noessel explains in this talk, we can learn an awful lot from what we see on screen.

After spending two years watching and analyzing sci-fi for a new book, Nosseel has an amazing grasp of the world of fictional computing. This presentation, filmed this August, shows some of his most and least favorite examples—and contemplates how they've influenced the way we approach our town tech, too. [BoingBoing]