Artist Lori Nix builds incredibly detailed tabletop worlds and photographs them, from visions of disaster to glimpses of insect life. Her most recent collection, The City, depicts hyperreal decay and abandonment in an urban setting. It's currently on display at Randall Scott Gallery in Washington, DC. Seen here is a piece from that series, titled "Library." Link to Lori Nix's site, Link to Cool Hunting's behind-the-scenes video (Thanks, Lindsay Tiemeyer!)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.