Visiting the American Natural History Museum in New York, I pictured myself in about, let's say 150 years from now, trying to explain my younger family members what nature looked like in 2008. Pointing at the 2-d icons and - without glancing at the list of names corresponding with the numbers - recalling names of the birds that are extinct. I also would explain my memories as a child, making these boxes - a little less professional, but nonetheless beautiful - myself. Wandering around in the forest picking up pieces of flora and fauna that got carefully displayed in a shoe-box sized diorama..
Would this be the future of nature? Looking at diorama lightboxes and trying to compare the numbers of the 2d-icons with the 'real thing' in the box?