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February 2012

Review: Aladdin and his Wonderfully Infernal Device

Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device, Tee Morris’ Steampunk take on the classic Arabian Night’s Tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp is a nice short read, so this review will also be short. If you know the original story (I actually had it on a vinyl record when I …

Poplock Holmes – Steampunk Rap

This came in via the ætherbox. Not quite my cup of tea but then again, I have never been much of a rap fan. This does not prevent me from sharing it with you, since musical tastes differ and I find the video to be a lot of fun.

An old US admiral explains what a Nanosecond is

In our computerized age, the nanosecond is quite an important increment of time. One billionth of a second. But what does it mean? What exactly is a nanosecond, how can you wrap your mind around the concept? Well, this is where the late Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, …

How Steampunks would survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Let’s face it: The chance of a Zombie Apocalypse is at an all-time high. Primarily because there are plenty of people who think it is rather exciting to be chased by zombies or even being zombies themselves. Well, Lieutenant Hawk has come up with quite a simple solution to survive …

Oil Company steals Steampunk Art

Well, well… The Norwegian oil company Det Norske, is apparently unable to pay royalties to at least three Steampunk artists, despite the fact it is grossing millions each year. So instead, Det Norske simply stole some artwork… The artists in question are Daniel Proulx (Canada), Tom Banwell (USA), and Frank …

Strange Artifact – Japanese Steampunk Band

Another proof of Steampunk’s popularity around the world. I have mentioned Japan before, and yesterday, I  found a brilliant Japanese Steampunk band: Strange Artifact And here is a video, taken from their site: Also, Strange Artifact will also be present at the Steampunk Cherry blossom viewing party in Tokyo! 東京でスチームパンク風な花見パーティー! …

Review: The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – Now That's What I Call Steampunk

Recently I posted a message regarding the renaming of The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing’s album Now That’s What I Call Steampunk to The Album That Can Not Be Named For Legal Reasons. Well, I am fortunate enough to be the proud owner of an original edition …

Cyberpunk: Google's Goggles

What you see here are Google Goggles, and this is what they are actually called. They will have a number of features which fall into the Augmented Reality section of things. They will thus be the first mass-marked product continuously creating a cyberspace-realspace overlap/interface for their users. More about the …

50 Years ago – Friendship 7

50 years ago today, John Glenn was boosted into space on top of a Atlas LV-3B rocket. More precisely, he sat inside Friendship 7 (Mercury-Atlas 6) on top of the Atlas. Friendship 7 was a very cramped affair in deed. More detailed information on the mission is obviously available from …