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März 2010

Tesla coil and art

Hello, I just returned from the Cave Con in Aschaffenburg, where I had (amongst other things) the opportunity to pose with an awesome Steampunk blunderbuss. As soon as Schrecki mails the photos to me, one or to shall be published here. In the meantime, here’s some true steampunk weirdness and …

A peculiar image

Another webfind: Quite peculiar, I must say. The image says Steampunk but in a strange way. It also conjours up images of ancient Greece, the Morlocks in the first (and still best) Time Machine Movie and it is also somewhat reminiscent of Star Wars… Hmmm… I shall have a deeper …

On this day in 1900

110 years ago, Knossos, one of the most important archaeological digging sites in Europe was purchased by Sir Arthur Evans for excavation. Looking back now, it seems a strange idea to purchase an area of land in order to excavate the treasures of the past hidden therein… But those were …

Dieselpunk Rocking Horse

My thanks go out to my friend Timo who pointed my baleful eye to the following odd beauty: This is such a marvelously neat idea. Just think of th educational and play-related possibilities of this toy. You can basically teach your child to be a dieselpunk (or steampunk) style explorer …

The "Spruce Goose"

I’ve been meaning to do an article on the Hughes H-4 Hercules for a while now; after all, this magnificent flying boat is one of the few real-life dieselpunk examples around. I’m not going into the technical details of this marvel, you can find enough of that around the ætherweb. …