‘International Orange’, first new Firewater album in 5 years, out now

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I honestly lament not finding and listening to Firewater sooner- I think my musical life suffered for their absence.  I'm a recent convert- maybe 2 years- but others have been waiting far longer to hear more of the klezmer-gypsy-rock that Todd A. and the slew of amazing musicians create.

Wet Plate Photography … on an iPhone Back!

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When I started on my iPhone back project I actually researched wet plate photography, the process of putting an emulsion on glass, exposing it, and developing it into an image. How awesomely steampunk that would be! However, though I've done a little black and white developing and printing in

Custom Glass iPhone Backs

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Make your own custom iPhone back glass images! I figured out how to separate the glass panel from an iPhone back and put any image on it. What follows is my step by step howto for transferring a laser printed image to the inside of the glass back on an

The Ohio River project: BIGFOOT! The musical!

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"Anyone wanna go down Ohio Rivr [sic] on a junk boat?" Asks Chicken John. He continues: "C'mon, u haven't made a mistake this big in a while". And I think: No, actually. I haven't. And the adventures I love to live (and tell) seem to be consisting of hanging

Shio – Otherworldly Lights

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I am fascinated by techniques that involve 'growing' structures using unattended processes. It's probably because I grew up in the eco-seventies and we were all to be living in bio-engineered domes with living real grass carpeting by now!  Artist Daniel MacDonald's strongly suggests those same forms and leaves me both nostalgic

Wayne Strattman to show at CRMI!

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Remember the Borg from Star Trek? Wayne Strattman is the artist responsible for lighting up their ship with high-voltage plasma. He is the world’s most famous kinetic plasma glass artist, and on July 15th, he will have his first solo museum show at The Charles River Museum of Industry

Balls

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Big Wooden Ball Project from Mike Leuis on Vimeo. I love, Love! LOVE! the use of industrial equipment to make art. A custom built crane/lathe/mill truck for making big wooden balls? Be still mah heart! (via Make)

My kind of Steampunk

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From The Men That Will Not Be Blaimed for Nothing. This is how I like my Steampunk. \m/

Cliff’s Wimshurst Machine

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Cliff writes: Thanx for the information and plans. I built this out of salvaged parts from work and purchased lamp finds, the wood pulleys and parts were turned by me. The guys I work with love it. By the way I work at a power plant. Nothing makes me

Fantasy Clocks

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A short film about Richard Birkett of Fantasy Clocks from Town Square Films. Favorite quote: "The people who like my clocks tend to be the better people on the planet." I am certain most vistors to The Steampunk Workshop resemble that remark!