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CMS: Steampunk
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09/14/2009
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Part Victorianism. Part science fiction. Just what is steampunk?

 

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14:58 minutes (7.18 MB)
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Expert artist Joey Marsocci joins us to set the record straight.

Marsocci exhibited several "steampunk" creations earlier this year in Middletown. He was recently selected as one of four Americans chosen to participate in an international steampunk exhibition in Oxford England this October.

View Marsocci's creations below to get a sense of this emerging genre. And be sure to leave us your comments!



 
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Steampunk Movie

Something you didn't touch on at all was the movie "9". It just came out and it is heavily steampunk influenced.

 

 

Facebook Comment from Karen

Read "The Difference Engine" years ago and loved it. Recommended it to everyone. Unfortunately, some people didn't get it. Made me go back and read Neuromancer.

Facebook Comment from Melissa

Really liked the show! Belated thought, but one book I only recently realized is steampunk is a childhood favorite, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, and especially its sequels. As a kid I didn't catch on to the fact that it was alternate-history Victorian England. Heck, I didn't even know there were sequels. I googled it in terms of steampunk, and yup, it's considered part of the genre, sort of chronologically halfway between Jules Verne and Neil Gaiman.