Steampunk Gadgets - Turn Art Deco Into Art Techno
What do the movies: Time After Time, Wild Wild West, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Skycaptain and the World of Tomorrow, Around The World In 80 Days, Young Sherlock Holmes, and Kate & Leopold have in common?
How about the Gnomes and Goblins in World Of Warcraft, the most successful MMORPG game ever created, boasting 20 million players worldwide?
They are all
Audiences are captivated by the unique romance of the steampunk genre, and marvel at the quirky gadgetry. What if you could own real life working gadgets like that?
They do exist, you just have to look. For example:
Looking for a unique cell phone? Ask your carrier if they have this little Steampunk themed little number!
Richard "Doc" Nagy, steampunk contraptor, technical artist, and self proclaimed jackass-of-all-trades, is the genius behind the website Datamancer. He says "I don't just build products. I create heirlooms."
Steampunk goes beyond flash drives. How about a mouse? A Russian "hardware modder" created this one of a kind hand made steampunk mouse.
PopGive has quite unique Steampunk Jewelry.
How about some music? Rock out playing this steampunk themed stratocaster.
Remodeling your home? How about some Steampunk designed switchplates?
What exactly IS "Steampunk"? It's a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.
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