Tuesday, February 09, 2010

It's lovely weather for a Snow Lady, isn't it? Get inspired and create your own!

This week's proof that steampunk is now everywhere, for good or ill, comes from an aisle at Michaels craft store. More proof (although, hopefully, with more staying power) comes from Stanford's use of pneumatic tubes as a delivery system. This last link comes to us via io9, which also recommends the recent reissue of K.W. Jeter's Infernal Devices as a way to explore the "original" concepts of steampunk.

Via Warren Ellis: Molly Crabapple's design for the "steampunk spectacular" issue of Weird Tales!

Are you a tinkerer and a maker? If so, the Antiquitarian Guild of Inventors & Engineers may be a perfect fit for you.

And finally, way back in the turbulent early '70s, a children's book explored what living in 2010 would be like. Now that the future is the present, a weblog is going through the book page by page. It's wonderful and a little depressing and a little exhilarating, all at the same time, and a lovely find for anyone interested in futurism and anyone who was a child in the '70s and '80s.

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