Addams Family Thing

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on July 1st, 2012 by Dr. Warthan
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Doktor A built his Thing for an Addams Family-themed exhibition at the Wootini Gallery in Carrboro North Carolina. ┬áPersonally, I’d like to see the whole house done this way. ┬áCan you imagine?

PBS Arts – Off Book: Steampunk

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on April 9th, 2012 by Dr. Warthan
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PBS Arts brings us this lovely short exploring the facets of Steampunk and the different ways people use it to express themselves.

Steampunk art evokes an alternate reality where steam is the primary source of power. Technology, though highly advanced, has taken on a very different look and feel, and fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian styles. In this episode, we explore the Steampunk aesthetic and art movement. We speak with a Steampunk artist, a composer who created an entire piece of music inspired by Steampunk, and a performing arts collective whose work falls naturally into this intriguing world.

Via: PBS Arts

Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device

Posted in Art, Game, SteamPunk, Technology on March 18th, 2012 by Dr. Warthan
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You can thank “batman-n-bananas” (or just Tasha) on Deviant Art for this one.  We really like it when people use that imagination to make things that poke holes in science, and just imagine all the science we’ll get out of this baby.  At least one or two good train wrecks, and a falling airship.  That’s not a tragedy, that’s science – with holes.  Good job Tasha, high-5!

“Alright this next test may involve trace amounts of time travel. So word of advice: if you meet yourself on the testing track don’t make eye contact. Lab boys tell me that’ll wipe out time – entirely. Forward and backward. So do both of yourselves a favor and let that handsome devil go about his business.”

 As usual, click on the image and then zoom in to see detail.


Posted in Art, SteamPunk on March 17th, 2012 by Dr. Warthan
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Girl: Did you like that cake, Mrs Jones?
Mrs Jones: Yes, very much.
Girl: That’s funny. My mom said you didn’t have any taste.

Patient: Doctor, I get heartburn every time I eat birthday cake.”
Doctor: Next time, take off the candles.

Super Heroes

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on November 11th, 2011 by Dr. Warthan
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From Sillof’s Workshop, “The Avengers”.

Sillof mostly has different takes on Star Wars, including WWI and WWII, Noir Cinema, Wild West, and more.  It’s definitely worth a look.

Campbell’s Soup Bramble

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on July 24th, 2011 by Dr. Warthan
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It’s an actual model, not CG.  The detail is incredible.  The artist makes similar robots, but apparently not this one anymore.

1910 Postcard of the Future

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on April 16th, 2011 by Dr. Warthan
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Yes, people back in 1910 really did think flying airships (and other things) were the future.

According to the postcards, the future included flying boats (but not anymore), chemical dinners (drugs as food), audiobooks via headphones (nailed it), robotic tailors (nope), overhead trains (almost), flying firefighters with bat wings (Hell no), motorized roller skates (somebody did that and got arrested), tanks (you betcha), electric machines building buildings (it’s real), video teleconferencing (nailed it), Radium fireplaces (What?), robot barbers (not yet), electric trains (duh), robotic makeup applicators (so 5th element), drive-up fast food for flying cars (1/2 right), helicopters watching us from above (got it), more bat wings on flying traffic cops to deal with flying cars (thank goodness not), and drive-in theaters but with flying cars.

Yeah, we got robbed on the flying cars deal.  But if you think about it, people can’t drive correctly in two dimensions.  Can you imagine some old bat-crazy lady who can’t see over the steering wheel or her Facebook Twittering grand-kid dealing with traffic in three dimensions?

See the rest of the art via DVICE.

Steampunk Wonder Woman

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on April 16th, 2011 by Dr. Warthan
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Cute…  Steampunk Wonder Woman fighting for American “Liberty”.  Too bad she’s married.  Reminds me of a girl I once dated, her name was Liberty.  She cheated on me with a girl named Chasity.

The Mouse and its Brain

Posted in Art, SteamPunk on April 16th, 2011 by Dr. Warthan
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I always wondered what the brain of a mouse looked like.  We’ve seen plenty of Steampunk mice before, but this one is a little more spooky than usual.

Bioshock 2 Big Sister Costume

Posted in Art, Game, SteamPunk on April 16th, 2011 by Dr. Warthan
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Somebody has a serious hobby.  Although, I’m not sure that’s a girl in there.  Still, it’s pretty cool.