March 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Steampunkology: The Transcendent Steam Engine

Sakamoto, Michaela (2009). “The Transcendent Steam Engine: Industry, Nostalgia, and the Romance of Steampunk.” In Wright, Will & Kaplan, Steven (Eds.) The Image of Technology in Literature, Media, and Society: Proceedings from the 2009 Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (pp. 124-131).

 

In this essay I will lay out the ways in which nostalgia has reinvented…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

"Dear Coppélia"

Greetings brethren,

 

I am Lexi, Lexi Orchestra.

 

As for this, this is not my first blog.

 

I keep numerous blogs/journals, both online and offline, for multiple purposes. (I like to see myself as a multi-faceted individual. Sarcasm much?) But since I've begun this one here, and this will probably last me a whole year at the…

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Added by Lexi Orchestra on March 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ticking Clockwork (Chapter 1)



  Prologue



  The air pirate stood on the edge of the deck, his ship propelled slowly

forward by four steam powered propellers, each weighing more than a ton. The

giant metal ship crawled forward, circling the massive crater that had been

mined from the earth. He pushed his white hair from his eyes and crossed… Continue

Added by Graham Russell on March 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Had other things on my mind

As you will see if you look at my profile, I live in Japan. We have had a number of distractions recently, and though I and my wife are actually pretty safe here (we haven't been hit by serious earthquakes or by any tsunami, and the nuclear crisis will almost certainly not affect us), life is not easy or certain at the moment.

However, the poor people further to the north of us are in a bad way, and will continue to be very…

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Added by Hugh Ashton on March 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Steampunkology: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation

Rose, Margaret. (2009). Extraordinary Pasts: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 20(3), pp. 319-333.

 

Quick Summary:

 

Rose’s article defends steampunk…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Steampunkology

 

In thinking about what I might be able to contribute to SWAG, it occurred to me that one service I could provide that I don't think others have already would be to give citations to, and summaries of, the academic research currently being published about steampunk. 



I'm not, at the moment, conducting any form of steampunkology myself, but I have access to journals that…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Interview With Vintage Fashionista Brigitte Daguerre!

What trendy  girl (or metro boy!) doesn’t love vintage clothing—it looks stylish, never goes out of fashion, and can be handed down without your little sister crying: “Aw, are you joking—wear this old thing?!”

            Out of the hundreds of vintage clothing sites, stores, antique shops, etc … I’ve had the privilege of meeting (and even…

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Added by Nishi Serrano on March 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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