Friday, August 14, 2009

STEAMPUNK.....I learn something new everyday.

Before today I had never heard of this term. So I had to go and do some google investigating.
While I have noticed that this sub-culture was moving slowly into fashion design and home decor, I didn't know it actually had a formal description and such a huge following. While I am not into Victorian, Punk or Fantasy I do find the industrial aspects of this culture to quite interesting. Look at her dress. It is HOT!! I am sure we will see more of this in the fashion world in seasons to come.

Here is a wikipedia description of steampunk.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that 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 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. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.
Steampunk is often associated with
cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.
Various modern utilitarian objects have been
modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk

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