The fire could delay efforts to construct a museum and science center dedicated to Nikola Tesla. The site on Long Island housed the iconic Wardenclyffe Tower, where Tesla hoped to demonstrate wireless power transmission.
Early October brings a series of international observances that happen to coincide with steampunk interests. But it appears that 2022 will be the last year the world celebrates one of those occasions, Ada Lovelace Day, at least as an organized event.
The Brick Store Museum, host of the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair, received a Leadership in History Award for its Century Saturdays virtual exhibitions. The exhibitions included steampunk content.
Bay Area artist Eric Kelly exhibited his work in a historic mansion during Marin Open Studios
Readers of The Steampunk Explorer are likely familiar with the work of Eric Kelly, who transforms Victorian-era photographs into surreal portraits and dreamscapes. It got a recent showing in San Rafael, California.
A look at sixteen historical figures who are steampunk inspirations, or maybe should be
Now it can be revealed: The identities of the historical figures in our new social media banner. Most lived their entire lives in the 19th century, and each was prominent in some way, as an author, artist, social reformer, or head of state.
Retrofuturistic images from France and Germany offer a historic glimpse into the Year 2000
Back around 1900, several artists created whimsical images depicting life in the year 2000. They showed great imagination, but also demonstrated the ways in which artists are constrained by their cultural environments. We’ve compiled a gallery.
Denis Shiryaev worked his video restoration magic on a 1902 film of the Wuppertal Suspension Railway, aka The Flying Train.
Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike as the groundbreaking scientist.
Mementos from some of history’s top inventors and scientists can be yours, but you may have to mortgage your airship to afford them.
Title pages from old insurance maps are models for steampunk and neo-Victorian design
Old maps might seem like an unusual source for design inspiration. But the fire insurance maps published in the 19th and early 20th centuries by the Sanborn Map Company have had a big influence on steampunk and neo-Victorian design.