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A short introduction to the steampunk subculture. This presentation was given as a guest lecture at TU Dortmund. "What the airkraken is Steampunk?"

A short introduction to the steampunk subculture. This presentation was given as a guest lecture at TU Dortmund. "What the airkraken is Steampunk?"

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  • 1. Marcus Rauchfuss- Into Steampunk since 2008-Zeppelin enthusiast- co-Author:Steampunk – kurz & geek- blogging atwww.daily-steampunk.com
  • 2. SteampunkWhat the Airkraken isSteampunk?And what has theAirkraken got to dowith it?
  • 3. Steampunks would tell youabout...
  • 4. ©Maskworld.de
  • 5. “Experts” would say...
  • 6. A possible definitonSteampunk, while it incorporatesnostalgia, is not a “Retro” movement. Itsdiffering factor is that Steampunks donot return to the past and live the lifeas it was, they want to go back to re-imagine the past’s future–and live in thatin the present. They re-imagine a futurethat includes beauty, manners, elegance,innovation, and steam and to a largeextent, they are making it.Sally Applin in “Steampunk: Making TheFuture“
  • 7. Another possible DefinitionSteampunk is what Wells and Vernehave wirtten about... Taken intoOverdrive.
  • 8. History“Steampunk” as a term was coined by K.W.Jeter in 1979. Movies and novels nowbelonging to the genre have existed afew years longer.The Steampunk boom came about with theinternet.In the Beginning there was Cyberpunk
  • 9. From the Outside
  • 10. The People
  • 11. The People
  • 12. Literature
  • 13. LiteratureAnd loads of Materialon the Web
  • 14. Maker
  • 15. MakerMaker
  • 16. Maker
  • 17. Maker
  • 18. Fine Art
  • 19. Vadim Voitekhovitch
  • 20. Myke Amend
  • 21. Want to see more?Go to:www.deviantart.comsearch for “Steampunk”
  • 22. From the Inside
  • 23. MusicThemes and Costumes defineSteampunk music.Musical styles are highlyvaried.
  • 24. Music
  • 25. Conventions
  • 26. Playground: Ætherweb- Rauchersalon- Brassgoggles- Facebook- A boiler full of blogs- World-wide connections
  • 27. Interestingly, Steampunk isexceptional compared to other“weird dresscode” subcultures:No Negative public image!
  • 28. Aspects of the Scene- Creativity- Technophilia- Web culture- “can do”-Mentality- Manners and Mannerisms- Certain tendency towards elitism- Spirit of adventure- in some areas: “Looks trump Attitude”- Mainstream Compatibility
  • 29. The Future- THE Topic of 2013 according to IBM- Increased public perception- “Steampunk” -The costume of the RPC 2013 (trendy!)- Children in the Scene- continuing literature boom (selfpub)- Influencing mainstream fashion(Prada)- Fragmentation (Dieselpunk, Atompunk,Clockpunk etc.)- Globalisation
  • 30. So what is Steampunk?- Everything I talked about- some things I did not talk about- ask 10 Steampunks, get 15 opinionsSO:- Does it vaguely fit what I was talkingabout?- is it fun?“Yes” to both?Well done! Steampunk!
  • 31. Useful Linkswww.clockworker.dewww.brassgoggles.co.ukwww.thesteampunkmuseum.comwww.dieselpunks.orgwww.daily-steampunk.com
  • 32. But what about...
  • 33. Thank you!