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  • "Steampunk" what is it and how is it defined?

    This is a copy of post # http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...326#post983326
    where the contents of this post are posted.

    I have started a new thread so as to separate it out as a separate item.
    Last edited by oldtiffie; 05-16-2015, 10:14 PM.

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    I think that wiki you linked explained it pretty good. I actually enjoy the look. That
    last will smith / wild wild west movie was a great example of steam punk. I also like
    the one wiki angle saying that its retrofuturism. Its like technology took a slight turn.
    John Titor, when are you.

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    • #3
      I hate steampunk with a passion. Maybe it is because I can recognize what all the parts are from they they make there junk from. Lamp parts from the hardware store and gears from old clocks mostly.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMPKby43Feg

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      • #4
        Some steam punk is a work of art, maybe not all but I am the first to admit I dont admire all art.

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        • #5
          Here you go, from A-Z http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/ The forum and then the rest http://brassgoggles.co.uk/blog/
          Last edited by PTSideshow; 05-17-2015, 07:50 AM.
          Glen
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          • #6
            Oletiffe it's you baby I think you should Change your screen name to Steampunk. Old of no use but in style and just plain cool any looking good Fits you well and that's a complement

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            • #7
              this guy is big on "I was steampunk when steampunk wasn't cool" and claims to be true steampunk:

              http://steampunkvehicles.tumblr.com/

              I agree with this:

              Steampunk, at least the way we see it, gets its “punk” not in its dystopian view of the world or even in its gritty edge. The “punk” in “Steampunk” comes from going against convention that, through creativity and declaration of one’s individuality be it through style, gadgets, or attitude, sets one apart. In our own work, the “punk” is embodied in Eliza D. Braun, an agent from New Zealand. Coming from the farthest reaches of the Empire where women have the right to vote, where the “natives” co-exist with the “colonials,” and where everyone speaks their mind frankly and honestly, she goes against the standard norms at the home office in London, England. She is paired up with Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire, a man of the manor born now serving at the Queen’s pleasure. She is everything he is not, and vice versa; and it is their chemistry and unorthodox approach to peculiar occurrences that make them unique within a society based on conformity.
              from http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurre...-is-steampunk/

              there is invariably a potentially romantic pairing of a person of quality and breeding with a street urchin.

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              • #8
                Steampunk can be pretty cool, As Bodger says, it's art, but I don't have to like all art.
                A lot of the steampunk work remind. me of photos taken in early 1900's factories, exposed gears drive belts etc.

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                • #9
                  I like the stuff that actually works.

                  Like the guy who took an old (1900 - 1920's) typewriter and converted it to a computer keyboard and built his computer into an old role top desk. He also made a Morris code repeater that tapped out ASCII code, now that's cool. Slapping a bunch of gears on something and running around dressed up like its 1900 with, what looks like an old idea of what a ray gun should be, isn't.

                  Time they grew up.
                  The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                  Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                  Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                  • #10
                    Some of the finest Steam Punk was seen in the movie "Hysteria".


                    He also made a Morris code repeater that tapped out ASCII code, now that's cool.
                    That sounds interesting, do you have any more info?
                    Last edited by The Artful Bodger; 05-17-2015, 04:06 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Warehouse 13, steampunk in every episode.

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                      • #12
                        My take on steampunk is if you have items in an antique mall that you have no clue what they are slap steampunk on them and kids will buy them. I found two pair of round cobalt blue brazing goggles marked that way.......wish I could find an original cobalt blue 2x4 welding lens.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Artful Bodger View Post
                          Some of the finest Steam Punk was seen in the movie "Hysteria".


                          That sounds interesting, do you have any more info?
                          Don't know if this is the one or not but he was the first to do the functioning typewriter keyboards for computers. http://www.datamancer.net/ his old site He has gone upscale and commercial big time. His new site http://www.datamancer.com/cart/
                          Glen
                          Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
                          I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
                          All the usual and standard disclaimers apply. Do not try this at home, use only as directed, No warranties express or implied, for the intended use or the suggested uses, Wear safety glasses, closed course, professionals only

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PTSideshow View Post
                            but he was the first to do the functioning typewriter keyboards for computers.
                            Doubt it, we were doing that in the mid seventies for home computers.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Artful Bodger View Post
                              Some of the finest Steam Punk was seen in the movie "Hysteria".


                              That sounds interesting, do you have any more info?
                              I don't know if it was this guy or somebody else but it is similar.

                              http://steampunkworkshop.com/telegraph-shtml/
                              The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                              Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                              Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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