What would today's technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That'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 that'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 steampunk's vision of old-world craftsmen making beautiful hand-tooled gadgets, and what it says about our age of disposable technology.
Steampunk is everywhereas 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.
Generi Scienza e Tecnica » Ingegneria e Tecnologia » Invenzioni e Inventori » Altre tecnologie (acustica, ottica, militare¿) » Tecnologia, Altri titoli , Romanzi e Letterature » Storia e Critica letteraria » Narrativa, romanzieri e scrittori di prosa » Narrativa d'ambientazione storica , Informatica e Web » Aspetti etici e legali dell'informatica , Politica e Società » Comunicazione e Media » Internet, tecnologie e società , Salute Benessere Self Help » Bellezza e Moda , Hobby e Tempo libero » Saper vivere » Guide alla moda e allo stile , Architettura Design e Moda » Moda » Guide alla moda e allo stile , Storia e Biografie » Periodi storici » Storia contemporanea (1700-1900 ca.)
Editore Maker Media, Inc
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9781449337957 9781449337957