The age of steampunk - Boston Globe article

TalkSteampunk

Join LibraryThing to post.

The age of steampunk - Boston Globe article

This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.

1gmork
Aug 27, 2007, 8:59am

Thought this was kind of interesting, though I'm honestly not a huge fan of the subgenre..

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/08/26/the_age_of_steampunk/...

2elvendido
Aug 27, 2007, 10:08pm

Personally, I agree with a lot of the sentiment in that article. I think there is a real market to develop for handcrafted technology. Heck, you can find innumerable vendors online selling modified computer components, and the hacking of new technology is a decade(s) old tradition online.

I recently took a gander at Bioshock, a new videogame on the XBox 360 - though its inspiration was Randian objectivism, I got the same vibe I would get from a great steampunk story.

3fannyprice
Sep 2, 2007, 7:26pm

What a fun article - I love the looks of that modified laptop!

My favorite point from the article: "There is here a deep historical connection to the spirit of Victorian invention, Di Filippo says. During the Victorian era, the amateur could still compete with the professional in a number of crafts. It was a time when naturalists and other nonprofessional scientists were responsible for amassing important collections of biological specimens and for naming a number of asteroids and stars."

4ragwaine
Oct 11, 2007, 2:31pm

Very cool article thanks for posting that.

Join to post