͓History͒Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction thattypically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspiredby industrialized Western civilization during the 19thcentury. Therefore, steampunk works are often set inan alternative history of the 19th centurys BritishVictorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power hasregained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world thatsimilarly employs steam power.
Ethimology͒Steampunk may also, though not necessarily,incorporate additional elements from thegenres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction,alternate history, or other branchesof speculative fiction, making it oftena hybrid genre. The term steampunks firstknown appearance was in 1987, though itnow retroactively refers to many works offiction created even as far back as the1950s or 1960s.
Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothingfashions, or subcultures, that have developed from theaesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, andfilms from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarianobjects have been modded by individual artisans into apseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and anumber of visual and musical artists have been describedas steampunk.In real life
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Do you knowhim?I think, yes. Because itis Jack Sparrowimaging steampunk.:)
Alternative worlds, computergamesSince the 1990s, the application of the steampunk label hasexpanded beyond works set in recognizable historical periods, toworks set in fantasy worlds that rely heavily on steam- or spring-powered technology.Fantasy steampunk settings abound in tabletop and computerrole-playing games.For example:• Skies of Arcadia,• Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends,• Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura.• And also gnomes from World Of Warkraft
In music and filmsSteampunk has also appeared in the work of musicians who donot specifically identify as steampunk. For example, the musicvideo of Turn Me On by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj takesplace in a steampunk universe where Guetta creates humandroids.A lot of films basic on steampunk was created in 1990s, forexample:• The Wild Wild West• Back to the future, Part III(some elements in the end)• BBC series of Doctor Who(time machine)
Metro station inParisSteampunk ClockworkSpider Brass and CopperWire Sculpture Made byDaniel ProulxDesign