Friday, May 16, 2008

Steampunk Introduction

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Steam dream

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities


Von Slatt (a pseudonym) recently blogged about his PC on the Web version of his Workshop (, detailing the process of its construction and the unique modifications he’d included. Given all of this, it’s hardly surprising that he has been lauded as a kind of tinkerer visionary, a man with the mechanical prowess (he’s an IT professional by day) and artistic skills to solder technology with craftsmanship and form a new artisanal DIY movement.
THE VISIONARY TINKERER: With help from OfficeMax and his local town dump, Jake von Slatt turned his 21st-century PC into a Steampunk marvel.
STEAMPARK: Seattle five-piece Abney Park claim to be the crew of an airship, The Ophelia.
FOR RICH NAGY, a/k/a Datamancer, whose laptop is pictured below, Steampunk is a way to make technology “fun again.”
scaled-down 16th-century galleon
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If you've heard about the retro steampunk technology movement, this is a great article to read to find out more. Many of the major players are interviewed.

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