Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bluetooth, Steampunk-style

Nicrosin's amazing Victorian-style mechanical confections deserve to be made real. As it is, he made them from sculpey and watch parts, lining with leather for comfort.

7 comments:

Tony F. said...

So, is the actual Bluetooth chip in there? Can a medieval one be made from marble and gold?

Justin said...

Hey, big surprise, the link went to Boing Boing.

Didn't you start to boycott Steampunk, or was that just a dream I had?

Louis Berceli said...

I support boycotting steampunk. Historical science fiction should be a genre, not a subculture.

Mac said...

I indeed flirted with a steampunk boycott (although not a Boing Boing boycott, as Justin seems to desire).

Henceforth I'll refrain from posting s-punk -- even though *some* of it is interesting.

Katie said...

One of the commenters there mentioned Steampunk being a chick magnet. In my case? He's absolutely right. I love the intricacies of it, even if it doesn't work. I don't know why, but I find it all endlessly fascinating.

Justin said...

You caught me, I'm no longer a fan of Boing Boing, but I left that comment when I was feeling a tad cranky.

Steampunk fetishism seems so dated to me though (no pun intended). What did Borges say? "Fame is a form of incomprehension, perhaps the worst." I guess I just don't get steampunk's apparent popularity.

Mac said...

Justin--

I still "need" my daily (or at least semi-daily) Boing fix, but I think a great number of their items are silly at best. A few years ago I even wrote a post making fun of BB's unending fascination with all things Super Mario and/or Lego.