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July 2016

Taking Shakespeare into the 21st Century

Some time back I had the pleasure of interviewing Stef Conner regarding her work on reconstructing Sumerian and Babylonian music. Now, she has taken on another project, more modern, so to speak. The projects concerns the Immortal Bard, William Shakespeare himself, and Stef is taking him into the 21st century. …

Raven Choy – An African-American Superheroine

It happens rarely I simply post a press-release, but here I happily make an exception, because the whole topic is so awesome and also neccessary: In Korea, orphan Rayven Choi has had 20 years to feel bitter about the hitman who brutally murdered her parents in cold blood. Now it …

The Steampunk Mindset and Teaching – It works!

Modern education has often been criticized for being a bit out of touch with reality and every country seems to have a different kind of problem when it comes to education, pupil motivation and so on. What I hear from the United States at the moment is that everything is …

Backyard Bunker

When Vaults were a real thing – High Atompunk Nuclear Scare Living

Living through the 1950’s in the United States must have been great, at least that is the impression you get when you watch the movies of those days, go through popular TV shows like What’s My Line on Youtube. Also, the US was the most powerful nation in the world …

Andalee Motrenec’s Steampunk Watercolour Art

And here comes another facette of Steampunk that I do not think I have featured on the blog before and that I cannot recall having come across before: Steampunk watercolour art! Case in point, the very talented lady Andalee Motrenec dropped me a message in my Ætherbox, pointing out her …

Rogue One – Star Wars Celebration Reel – Oh my Cthulhu! EPIC!

Right folks, I guess I just leave this here. Enjoy… Just Enjoy… The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Celebration Reel… R’lyeh is rising soon because not even Cthulhu would want to miss that one!    

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger – Tropes Galore in this Atompunk Jewel

My word! I happened across Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, by pure chance, but what a wonderful piece of 1950s sci-fi it is, and not simply for the nostalgic value. The tropes, the sheer concentraton of tropes. Before I go into detail of the tropes, I guess I should give a …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #38 – A Chat with Bonsart Bokel of Radio Retrofuture

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean38_Bonsart_Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:04 — 49.5MB) | Embed Today I have the great pleasure of having Bonsart Bokel, host of the Radio Retrofuture Youtube channel (please subscribe!) as my guest on the Non-Euclidean Æthercast. We cover a lot of ground during the course of the …

Vintage Gothic Steampunk Vibes of Alice Underground

From sunny Los Angeles comes another musical jewel from the murky borderlands of vintage and Steampunk, Alice Underground, and in best Steampunk fashion, they style themselves as a “time-travelling caravan”. Please feast your eyes and ears on Superman: Alice Underground – “Superman” von cyberprvideo And this is how the band …

Book Feature: Cog and the Steel Tower – Steampunk for Young Readers

Another wonderful thing came in via the Ætherbox, proving once more Steampunk is alive and well, the creativity unbroken. Even better, here comes a novel aimed at younger readers, so this is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to the worlds Steampunk creates and spend their time reading instead of, …