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March 2011

The Steampunk Mouse with a Brain

One of the first images you can find on this blog is a picture of Datamancer’s converted laptop (it’s in the archive August 2008). Now the waves of the Ætherweb have brought me to the perfect accessory: The Brain-In-The-Jar Computer Mouse -No mad scientist should be without one The genius …

The Behemoths that never were – A brief history of superheavy tanks

This is my 500th post on this blog, so I thought I do a little essay about one of my favourite Dieselpunk topics: Superheavy Tanks! The history of superheavy tanks begins almost with the history of tanks itself. As early as 1916 William Tritton, one of the minds behind the …

An important point – Steampunk style

I hope you are aware that slavery is still a very real problem on this planet in the 21st century. What’s even worse, there is quite a trade going on trafficking children. Children are trafficked for the explicit puposes of forced labour, prostitution and other forms of exploitation. To raise …

Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy

March 1931 seems to have been a good month for living legends… After William Shatner, it is now Leonard Nimoy who is 80 years old. 80 years, still a young age for a Vulcan, I presume. Fascinating… So today, we raise our glasses to the actor who embodied one, if …

Happy Birthday, William Shatner

William Shatner, a living legend, has graced this planet with his presence for 80 years now. Happy birthday! Of course, he is best remembered in his epic role as Captain James T. Kirk: Apart from his long and very successful career as an actor, William Shatner is also an author, …

A Steampunk Tarot Deck

To a lot of Steampunks a little bit of mysticism is part of the style. After all, seances and occult secret societies were rather en vogue in Victorian times. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was founded in the late 1880’s and Aleister Crowley took his first steps towards …

Steampunk Cyborg Anatomy

In Lavie Tidhar’s Camera Obscura, one of the protagonists is the Marquis de Sade. In the novel, he is a stempunk cyborg. And Steampunk Cyborg is the keyword which brings me to today’s piece of art: The Steamunk Spine A chest is attached, too. Sort of. Now this is something …

Happy Airkraken Day!

Happy Airkraken Day everybody! Today is one of the most important holidays in a Steampunk’s life and I actually tried to wear a little steampunk gear in the office. Since I am working for a really respectable company now, my choices were limited. So I settled for an acceptable mix …

Tokio Hacker Space requests assistance

Hello all, another necessary off-topic post. My friend Alex over at Technomancer has blogged about this and I simply spread the word further: To all the people on the good planet Earth, the crew of Tokyo HackerSpace has a message that we would like to send to you: By now, …