UPDATED: Donate now at http://genderplayful.tumblr.com/ to get this off the ground! One of the really wonderful things about Steampunk is that it, more than any other sub-culture, seems to want to teach us things. I have always been very interested in the technology of the 19th Century, it's been a passion
If I had a nickel for every time the digital vs. analog photography debate has landed in my lap, I'd be rich. At those argumentative junctures, I reassure myself that it's not the medium, but the subject which is important. It also underscores the importance/rewards in possessing such a
I've been thinking a lot about Goth lately. I missed the advent of Goth almost entirely. In my youth I was a devotee of Punk and New Wave, a child of the second British invasion. Goth didn't really get going until just about the time I was entering the
A couple of years ago I sat down and tried to write a description of what Steampunk was as a sub-culture, or more precisely, what I thought it could be. I filled half a moleskine with my scribblings before I decided the whole exercise was hubris, folly,
Hi Everyone! I’m in Seattle now hang’n with rockstars and anarchists for a couple of days of decompression post SteampoweredCon in San Jose. Steampowered turned out to be a really great event with lots of fascinating people of an even broader spectrum then the already broad spectrum I expected.
In a brilliant cap to his series "A History of Steampunk" Cory Gross over at Voyages Extraordinaires has posted this cogent analysis of the coming course of Steampunk sub-culture. Boy that guy can write! I am immensely flattered that he’s credited me with initiating the controversy on the Brass
There has been a lot of talk lately about ‘Steampunk ‘sub-culture’ and to be quite honest, I don’t really know what Steampunk sub-culture will turn out to be. I do hope that at its core will be people getting together and making things. I also hope that it turns