Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Steampunk on CNN? Yes! The Geekout Blog points out that steampunk is excellent at encouraging strong, capable women.

Speaking of excellence, Jha’s fantastic website Silver Goggles explores the issues of colonialism and diversity in steampunk. (If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I am fascinated with these topics, and thrilled to death someone is exploring them!)

During World War I, a tiny microcosm of British society existed in a German prisoner of war camp, bizarre as that sounds. The story of Camp Ruhleben is now online.

Behold the Hudspith Steam Bicycle – possibly impractical, but fully functional!

And lastly, some art for inspiration: Jim and Tori Mullane make incredible birds from found objects, and Jim Doran creates tiny worlds inside an Altoids tin.

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