In our hyper real 1080p-3D 50mega pixel quest for reality, we assume that things are more accurate with more resolution etc. Laser TV is going to produce 90% of the colors the human eye percieves, your best technology today delivers about 30%.
However reality can sometimes by too garish and gory so it gets edited, distorted or disappears. Here is an interesting technique that makes the real world look safer and under control. Fascinating stuff with a technique called Tilt-shifting and Miniature faking. check out the video. More images and video at Twisted Sifter.
The video below combined with Lo-Fi deep house music in the background just makes sense. Aesthetics in the 17th-20th century vacillated between the romanticized naturalism of an idylic countryside and the modern urban focus on humanities progress.
Perhaps the future aesthetics pendulum will swing between ultra-hi res composed purity vs. the gritty complex authenticity of nature. No change really, just new mediums delivering old messages. Miniature faking seems somewhere inbetween :) Recommended full screen viewing and check out MockMoons other work, very talented