Monday, November 22, 2010

reconfiguring old classics in steam

According to kikazemusic.com, this holiday season PadWorx Digital Media Inc. will be introducing a new take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  The format?  An interactive, abridged version of the classic Christmas tale, inspired by steampunk, as an iPad App.  Check out the teaser trailer below:

Friday, November 19, 2010

just your friendly neighborhood airship consulting agent

Noting this blog's interest in airships, Joe Bloggs pointed me to Airship & Blimp Consultant, a service dedicated to free consultations on anything dealing with modern airships.

Although the Consultant's blog and website appear to be under construction for the most part, the site itself has recent airship-related news such as the World Skyship Race, interesting links such as the mysterious "airship" phenomenon of 1896 (a 19th century UFO siting, anyone?), and plenty of photos of this particular mode of transportation:
image source: Airship & Blimp Consultant

Sunday, November 7, 2010

childhood toy gone lethal

Got an old Mr. Potato Head collecting dust in the attic?  Give him an upgrade, steampunk style, as saritamarianyc did over at Instructables:

image source: Instructables
Why am I reminded of Dr. Robotnik/Eggman from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise?  An appropriate comparison, I would say.  Robotnik (I will never accept the new name, Eggman) could easily be a steampunk character, especially due to his love of robots and machines.  Paul Shortino does a nice song with an excellent mechanical/industrial feel  for Sonic Adventures 2 called E.G.G.M.A.N: