Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology

Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology


What may ultra-modern expertise seem like with Victorian-era layout and fabrics? that is the international steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor selection of twenty first century-inspired devices powered by way of steam and pushed via gears. during this e-book, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott discover steampunk, a cultural flow that is captivated hundreds of thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers during the world.

Just like this present day, the past due nineteenth century used to be an age of speedy technological switch, and writers equivalent to Jules Verne and H.G. Wells commented on their time with really good tales that jumpstarted technology fiction. via interviews with specialists akin to William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, James Gleick, and Margaret Atwood, this ebook seems to be into steampunk's imaginative and prescient of old-world craftsmen making appealing hand-tooled contraptions, and what it says approximately our age of disposable technology.

Steampunk is everywhere--as machine prototypes at Maker Faire, novels, and comedian books, work and images, sculptures, style layout, and song. realize how this difficult view of a historical past that by no means existed can assist us reimagine our future.

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