Posts belonging to Category Steampunk
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (a 501(c)3 not-for-profit), with the fund raising help of Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal fame, has finally purchased the property where stands the last surviving laboratory of Nikola Tesla (visionary scientist and the greatest geek who ever lived): the Wardenclyffe facility. Hurrah!
Now they’re going to restore the site and build a museum there. Awesome!
The press release can be found here, here’s the full press conference (its over an hour long).
Check this out: Abney Park, the steampunk band, has an awesome new airship pirate board game. Right on!
You can get it here.
According to IBM’s Social Sentiment Index, based on an analysis of more than a half million public posts on message boards, blogs, social media sites, etc., steampunk inspired by the clothing, technology, and social mores of Victorian society, will be a major trend in 2013 – 2015 (and possibly beyond).
According to the report:
- 33% of online fashion chatter around steampunk can be found on gaming sites.
- 2010 saw a year on year increase in chatter of 296 percent. This increase can be attributed to steampunk-inspired NYC ComicCon events in October of 2010.
- Twitter is the #1 social network for steampunk chatter; hosts six times the number of discussions as Facebook.
- 63% of fashion discussions around steampunk are initiated by individuals less than 30 years old.
- 55% of social sentiment chatter for steampunk fashion derived by blogs.
This is kind of cool, but at the same time a bit peculiar. There is apparently a Steampunk Cruise in the works, scheduled (that’s shej-ool’d) for March of 2013, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Information on booking is here.
So, wow, a steampunk cruise! And now that I think about it, cruise ships do retain some of that old Victorian air, so I can see how this might work. However, while I wish them the best of luck, I have to wonder how they’ll actually pull this off. Something tells me that most steampunk enthusiasts don’t have $1300 to plop down on a cruise, no matter now cool the theme or how geeky the company (I know I don’t). Given that the ship’s capacity is over 3000, I’m pretty sure it’s not an exclusive cruise.
Ever wanted to make a lightning bolt gun and run around, laughing maniacally, as you zap everything in sight? Well, this guy did, and he has instructions on how you can too.
That is one wicked looking Tesla gun.
Iron Sky (which I thought I blogged about last year, but can’t find the post now) is finally being released this year on April 4th, 2012. Check out the trailer!
Keep in mind this is an independent film from Finland, from the creators of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, and like that film this too is a parody. I don’t know if it will be release to theaters or not (probably not), but keep your eye out for it in April!
Here’s another funny trailer, with a few words from the director at the end.