Monday, March 24, 2008

Steampunk

Here's a little treat for you guys....first I should start off with a definition from Wikipedia:

Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction which came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date.

Okay now you're up to speed....check out the Steampunk computer goodies. These are from a couple of different sites first:

you can see more of this here http://steampunkworkshop.com/daveveloz.shtml


Another guy does some nice work as well....his link is here.

http://www.datamancer.net/keyboards/industrial/industrial.htm

Someone need a new laptop...this is what I should have picked up after the robbery

How bout a scanner?


some of you may need something a little more substantial

Pretty cool huh?

17 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

They look fantastic!

Jane said...

Ahhh...
Indeed- you must know this has been a delicious genre for me lately too!

We started to change things in our house over to the sublime...

Brass and gears- pant pant!

Heee!
J a n e

(P.S. I have a new phone number in case you were wondering...Haa- I will send it to you in an email)

Steph said...

Wowwww ! I like these, they're cool ! Thanks for sharing!

ginny said...

These are awesome, Michael and solve the dilemma of fitting technology into decor. Okay, Mr Genius, I think you should start a new company making these classy computers.

CREATIVEGoddess said...

That's very cool. Love this stuff!!

Anonymous said...

this is cool stuff, my daughter is having a steam punk puppet show, one of the entertainer's @ her wedding..love the function of this art form
cheers
steph b (PDX)

kris said...

I can imagine decorating the entire house around these kind of things, ala Kurt Schwitters. hahaha
hmmm....something for me to ponder.
Thanks for the heads up on these!

between the worlds said...

Michael- the steam punk muse is so apparent in your work- thanks for sharing this! I love your art- you are a great inspiration to me.
Lorraine

it's just me....searching for hidden treasure said...

MICHAEL, have you seen the work of this artist? right up your alley... see you in WA...delta in fort collins

http://alexcf.com/blog/

HeArt Collective said...

I think its time to alter Simon's old laptop! I've often thought of funk-i-fying the one I'm typing on...

My favorite thing about my Red Shrine is the gear-y goodness on the front!

Have fun!
Jul

Jen Crossley said...

This is an awesome site My hubby shared it with me awhile ago and I love going there
Jen

oldflowers4me said...

wow- i dont really no much about you- but i have to say your world is divine-you do some great altered art- any way -im making a pot of tea -would you like to share- singing and skipping - thankyou -jo anderson.

Sarah aka Flo said...

oh wonderful!! reminds me of a book I read very much in that genre...... and now it is going to bug me all day trying to remember the name of it :)

Kim said...

Cool indeed! I had no idea this sort of thing existed... you have given me a whole new genre of art to drool over! K

Judy Keefe said...

Whoa! Those are sooo cool! I just recently saw some jewelry and thought this woman made the name up! I'm a little behind in "what's new" I guess!

I'm so excited..I'll be taking two of your classes in Topsfield, MA June 1! I get to finally meet you in person.

artgirly said...

I love Steam Punk- My hubby turned me onto it last year!
Great post-
Please stop by my blog and pick up your award, also you've been tagged!
http://girlfromstanduptubland.blogspot.com/
-nicole

Anthroid_X said...

Steampunk is another of one of my strange passions. Thanks for this post!