With its ability to produce mashups, generative AI is well-suited for creating steampunk imagery. Nevertheless, we intend to avoid use of these images – in most cases. Here’s a closer look at the technology and why it’s causing a stir.
Steampunk art cars, Burning Man creations, and more at the holiday festival in Vallejo
Drizzly weather wasn’t enough to keep Steampunk Santa from his appointed rounds as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival returned to Vallejo, California on Dec. 3. As before, the centerpiece was a parade through the city’s downtown.
Steampunk “re-imagineer” Bruce Rosenbaum has teamed up with Atlas Obscura to present a four-part online lecture series that will examine “the history, design, and philosophy of Steampunk.”
The new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity recruited members of the Sacramento Steampunk Society to act as hosts for its inaugural fundraising event, and the Society helped transform the space into a steampunk experience.
Now under the guidance of Adam Savage, the event took on aspects of a maker exhibition
SiliCon, previously known as Silicon Valley Comic Con, happened Aug. 27-28, and since it was within hailing distance of The Steampunk Explorer World Headquarters, we hopped on our airship (cleverly disguised as a BART train) to take a gander.
A celebration of “the steampunk world that’s based here in Vallejo,” said the former mayor
The Obtainium Cup rally returned to Vallejo, California, featuring hand-built art cars and other vehicles that navigated an obstacle course consisting of Alice in Wonderland characters, battle robots, flying monkeys, and ravenous zombies.
Steampunk artist Bruce Rosenbaum has been keeping busy lately, with a new teleconferencing gadget inspired by a 19th century cartoon and a steampunk aquarium for a museum in California.
Scenes from a Victorian-themed artisan market held at an 1880’s house museum in Oakland
Scenes from the second annual Victorian Oddities Market, held July 10 at Oakland’s historic Camron-Stanford House Museum. It was a great opportunity to see costumes, meet artisan vendors, and tour an 1880’s-era mansion.
The kinetic art studio is best known for wooden steampunk accessories, but lately they’ve been ramping up and branching out with new creations, virtual Maker Nights, and a service that provides access to their production equipment.
Touted as Cluj-Napoca’s first steampunk museum, it’s really one of the few such places anywhere. The organizers welcome submissions from artists around the world. They also hope to launch a steampunk festival. The museum opened June 18.