Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First off, here's something on the librarian side of the Steampunk Librarian. If you're in Ohio or know someone who is, take a moment to look at the current situation facing the state's public libraries and see how you can help. As an example, if this goes through, half of Cincinnati's library branches may close, and that means twenty of forty libraries will shut down. Thanks.

For the Egyptologists among us, from Satori: "The Brooklyn Museum is providing real time mummy “unwrapping” updates.They just discovered one of their female mummies is acually male."

The revolution will not be telegraphed, be warned. However, before that happens, there are all sorts of technological diversions. In the gaming world, there's a sudden upswing in steampunk, ranging from Forgotten Futures ("The Scientific Romance Role Playing Game") to Golemizer. In communications, Steampunk Tales is available on the iPhone! Powerless is a short steampunky film, while War of the Worlds: Goliath is a much longer steampunky film.

We end with a look at an ever-closer credit-based future, as Japan considers abolishing cash.

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