Steampunk (photo by vonslatt)

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    The ideas behind the steampunk sci-fi subgenre have been around since Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, but it was given its moniker in the late '80s as a speculative-fiction genre, alongside cyberpunk, ribofunk and splatterpunk. While the others peer 15 minutes into the future, steampunk envisions a future that has collapsed onto a re-imagined Victorian past. Steam and clockworks replace silicon logic, brass and copper stand in for titanium and plastic, and airships replace spaceships.

    PLEASE NOTE. This is NOT my computer. It was made by Jake Von Slatt. For more info on how he made it, please visit: steampunkworkshop.com/lcd.shtml

    Watch the video here: www.mediauser.de/laptop-im-steampunk-look/

    KnitBunny, mousike <3's iris, and 151 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jeremysalejr 83 months ago | reply

      Absolutely love this.

    2. David R Munson 78 months ago | reply

      Totally, phenomenally amazing.

    3. Paul Jerry 76 months ago | reply

      That is freakin brilliant!

    4. farnea 76 months ago | reply

      I'm speechless ... simply I love it. A masterpiece

    5. customadornments 75 months ago | reply

      Richard Nagy is an artistic geek of some excellence! Truly inspiring. Thanks for taking the pic vonslatt.

    6. Pink Albatross 71 months ago | reply

      Ooohhh.... I WANT!

    7. earthpages 70 months ago | reply

      This is an incredibly creative and effective work! Thanks for making it ccl... I've blogged it here...

      earthpages.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/wells-hg/

      If you have any questions please follow this link...

      earthpages.wordpress.com/faq/p/

    8. floorvan 70 months ago | reply

      hey earthpages.
      this is not my own handywork, just a really cool object i wanted to post here. i sometimes post cool things on my flickr account. i can't take any credit for the machine or the photo. the computer is made by Jake von Slatt, and you can see the project here on his site:
      steampunkworkshop.com/lcd.shtml

      please go have a look at how he made it. fantastic!

    9. Auren_Glytterkat 69 months ago | reply

      ** INSTANT favourite **

    10. Avant-Gardenist 60 months ago | reply

      shift forward now, into the past, by way of steam'shop
      .

    11. Jenna8888 28 months ago | reply

      Just now discovered the word Steampunk. It figures. Love the gadgets In Warehouse 13, like this keyboard. Had no idea you could get one.

    12. Kidvoid.the.storyteller. 24 months ago | reply

      I'm in love. I've seen this a couple time before. I've been looking for good typewriter keys ever since.

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