There’s no way the world’s going to end this Friday but let’s face it, we just love this kind of events when the whole world comes to an agreement and share the feeling that a massive change is coming.
However, the post-apocalyptic theme is a recurring topic in the news, hence TV series (The Walking Dead, Revolution…) and videogames (Fallout, Bioshock…) strive to capture how the world would look like in the aftermath of a global catastrophe. Such audiovisual creations focus on shattered civilizations which will become modern ruins: abandoned buildings overrun by nature, which leave us with the picturesque beauty of urban decay.
Artist Anna Schuleit recreates this splendor by installing 28,000 potted plants within an abandoned psychiatric hospital and director Ross Ching demonstrates in this video how the city of New York would look like if it were empty.
If you still feel concerned by what may happen this Friday, have a look at the futuristic disaster capsule conceived by Japanese engineers, or just read how NASA scientists explain why the world won’t end.