Museum Exhibition

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on April 26th, 2010 by Dr. Warthan
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The SteamPunk exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.

It’s a very nice exhibition with an excellent explanation of what SteamPunk is.  If you’re new to SteamPunk, or have friends that are, this is an excellent video to start with.

VTR Controller

Posted in Art, InterWebs, SteamPunk, Technology on April 25th, 2010 by Dr. Warthan
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Some bored engineer at HiTechSys has converted one of their high-end VTR controllers into a completely operational Victorian-styled device.  Probably because it was NTSC which was replaced by ATSC a.k.a. HDTV, now 4K soon to be 8K. STOP THE MADNESS. All I want is to be able to watch the VHS pre-enhanced Star Wars on my SD 13-inch analog TV.  They gave the guy who did it an award and then showcased it at the NAB trade show.

Not bad.  Really pretty good, and I even like the telegraph.  But green phosphor CRT’s instead of LCD’s would have impressed me more.  And vacuum tubes instead of integrated circuits would have really impressed me.