Please check out the amazing "machina finished" by magictorch. It was released in Dec 2011, but somehow tragically overlooked, probably because it is hard to appreciate when viewed as a reduced version in its entirety.
The magic happens when you download the large file and scroll around through this macro universe... I won't plant ideas here because you WILL be inspired to write, film, illustrate or soundtrack something from this... all I just ask that you contribute it here.
(I might suggest that just cropping details that intrigue you and uploading them as further inspiration might be useful)