Vintage Tomorrows

Vintage Tomorrows

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What would todaya€™s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? Thata€™s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and driven by gears. In this book, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott explore steampunk, a cultural movement thata€™s captivated thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers throughout the world. Just like today, the late 19th century was an age of rapid technological change, and writers such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells commented on their time with fantastic stories that jumpstarted science fiction. Through interviews with experts such as William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, James Gleick, and Margaret Atwood, this book looks into steampunka€™s vision of old-world craftsmen making beautiful hand-tooled gadgets, and what it says about our age of disposable technology. Steampunk is everywherea€”as gadget prototypes at Maker Faire, novels and comic books, paintings and photography, sculptures, fashion design, and music. Discover how this elaborate view of a history that never existed can help us reimagine our future.UnLunDun is Chinaa#39;s only childrena#39;s book to date and ita#39;s simply amazing. ... introduced Mimi to Doctor Who (the classic seriesa€”the new stuff is a little too scary for her yet) and she immediately built a LEGO TARDIS, ... When I went to meet with China, I was under strictest instructions to deliver a picture to him from Mimi. ... The girls were thrilled a€œYour work, a€ I began, a€œis often 180 | VINTAGETOMORROWS.

Title:Vintage Tomorrows
Author:James H. Carrott, Brian David Johnson
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2013-02-11


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