Monthly Archive:: March 2009

Books: Haruki Murakami – Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a strange book, I'm just going to come out and say it. It lays on a strange three way intersection of Science Fiction, Detective Noir, and Absurdist Fiction. And the really odd thing is, you get it. Haruki Murakami

The Antediluvian Keyboard

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Oh this one is extra awesome! It's got horns as well as brass feet! The Antediluvian Keyboard is a representation of an interest in civilization and technology from a time that has been forgotten, twisted, or even denied. A time in which only biblical stories, crypto-histories, and ancient artifacts

The Art of Thomas Kuntz

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From the artist's site: Thomas Kuntz is a contemporary artist fighting to bring ancient arcana and modern technologies together as weapons for aesthetic enlightenment. He was born in Phoenix Arizona as the youngest of four siblings. His father, a surgeon, and his mother, a folk artist and doll maker,

Flight of the Calliope

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Some more serialized Steampunk fiction for you over at Flight of the Calliope! A low moan rose up out of the depth of the Pandora’s hull, drowning out the cheers of her crew as they watched the enemy airship fall from the sky.  Bewildered, they turned in circles, looking

Etching Brass – Mailbag

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 Craig writes: In  July ’07 I bought a 1960 Lone Star El Dorado boat which needed total restore. I found the yahoogroups Lonestar restorers club which has been so helpful. A year after hauling the boat home, it hit the water. As the boat nears it’s 50th anniversary, I

Meet Tom Sepe: Steampunk Artist, Fabricator, Performer

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I had the great pleasure to meet Tom Sepe at Maker Faire last year, in addition to being a fine artist he’s a fun and entertaining fellow to be around.  Tom recently produced the above video to aid him in what I’ll call a journey of “Discovery” and I

VivaLaModa does Steampunk

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A new online magazine VivaLaModa has a nice little write up on Steampunk fashion in their current issue. VivaLaModa is a magazine that focuses on Fashion, handmade goods, and green products, from their website: VivaLaModa is a bi-monthly magazine created to show the greatest and coolest fashionable and hand

The fragment of Empire – by Filimon

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Bohema writes: I’ve been followin’ your site for quite long time. Always enjoyed it. Keyboard mods are awesome. Speaking about mods. Don’t know if your know about Filimon. That’s a Russian modder producing steampunk various mods. They are insanely jaw dropping mods that leave me every time speachless .

Wooden Steampunk Keyboard Mod

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Markus, who wrote in earlier with an alternative to typewriter keys, has finished his keyboard mod.  He writes: . . . I decided to use a wooden frame – but not any wood molding from the DIY shop would do. I found old furniture ‘spare parts’ – this wood

JvS on Make:Talk – Podcast now available

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Hi Everyone! I had the distinct pleasure of joining Mark Frauenfelder and Gareth Branwyn of Make: Magazine for the first ever Make:Talk live on Friday at 12 noon PST! We talked about Make: #17 – The Lost Knowledge Issue: MAKE Volume 17 goes really old school with the Lost