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Vintage Tomorrows

A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology

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What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and driven by gears. In this book, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott explore steampunk, a cultural movement that’s captivated thousands of artists, designers, makers, hackers, and writers throughout the world.


On Apr 25 Philip White wrote:
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On Apr 4 Shawn Day wrote: Looking to the Past to Enjoy the Future
Johnson and Carrott meet in a bar and dedicate themselves to exposing the deeper motivations behind the what seems to be a superficial practise of fancy dress costumes, glistening brass gears and a fascination with clockwork ornamentation. Looking for The outcome is an unexpected delight. A critical, deep and probing questioning of what makes steampunk tick. This is a book about how humanity engages with technology and the nature of the relationship is deep, fluid and individual. I ended up savouring the authors' delivery and living with this one for a couple weeks. It gave me pause to think and that makes this a seriously exceptional book. Full Review  >

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On Feb 21 Tushar Jain wrote: Book Review: Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian And A Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into The Future of Technology
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On Feb 17 Tuomo Kalliokoski wrote:
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On Feb 14 Fabio Alessandro Locati wrote: Great Journey in the Steampunk culture
This book initially shocked me. When I downloaded it, it was a 140 Mb so I thought it was full of drawings and comics. As soon as I opened the file I saw it was nothing I thought it would have been. Full Review  >

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