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May 2012

Geeky Steampunk Cascade

You really never know when you are going to come across the next Steampunk thing on the ætherweb. Steampunk has such a high penetration into webculture and art, it is almost impossible to avoid it. Of course I by no means trying to avoid it, that would be beside the …

How to survive a Robot Uprising

Let us presume for a minute, the evil plans of my good friend Captain Serenus have finally been turned into action and he has unleashed his robot army upon the world. Than he gets betrayed by his loyal intern, whom I will not name because her well-being could be endangered. …

Happy Birthday, Howard Carter

Today, one of the greatest archeologists in history would be 138 years old. Alas, he died in 1939, the Curse of Tutankhamun having passed him by completely… Why the curse? If you had to ask, please go away now and feel ashamed for yourself. Howard Carter is remembered because he …

Felicia Day, Phil Plait and Steampunk

Before the scientifically inclined readers of my blog get too excited, Phil Plait will not appear in Steampunk garb, sorry. Felicia Day gives him a shout-out at the beginning of the video below, which features Felicia in a Steampunk outfit during a spontaneous photo shoot at Clockwork Couture! Glorious! Please …

Steampunk Folk: Pocketwatch

The range of Steampunk music just keeps expanding and expanding. After the latest Steampunk musician featured here was doing Hip-Hop, today’s band is doing folk: Pocketwatch Pocketwatch are a London-based trio consisting of: Nadia Walsh – Classical Guitar & vocals Will Segerman – Five String Banjo & vocals Emma Butterworth …

Hey Dieselpunks! Caption this!

I found this great shot while browsing through some pages containing photographs of the Bundesarchiv. I.e. the central register of photographic images (mostly historical) of the Federal Republic of Germany. Now I have a little challenge for you: Caption this!   But beware! “Obvious” captions are not permitted. If I …

Support the SciFund Challenge! Mad Science Hurray!

Today’s feature is for mad scientists and other future overlords of a more intellectual persuasion who do not have the funds to get started on their own. If the description above is all about you (yes, you!) then you should pay RocketHub a visit. This is all because RocketHub is …

An Artifact from Italy

From the beautiful country of Italy comes this most remarkable Steampunk artifact, a Zeppelin lamp. Such a beauty: As you will have noticed (doubtlessly, I hope) the creator of this lamp no steampunk study should be without is Flaminio Bovino, and this could mean “Burning Cattle” or “Burning Cow” but …