Sailing the Aetheris a new steampunk-centered weblog (I always get excited when I find new weblogs!).
A few men to marvel at and/or stare at in disbelief for their way of seeing the world: Bert Hickman and his Teslamaniasite (be sure to check out the shrunken coins!), Mikael Carlson and his flying machines(be sure to check out the Bleriot with 1910 innards!), Bernie Lubell and his art installations (be sure to check out his Etiology of Innocence), and Fritz Kahn's drawings of the body as a magnificent machine(be sure to check out...everything of his, actually).
Hello. I have not abandoned ye! Not yet, anyway. I finally got myself on a schedule by dedicating Tuesdays to steampunk on my other weblog at spookylibrarians.com. I am going to mirror Tuesday's entries here. I've got a few that I will put up this week so we're all nicely caught up.
I've been engrossed by Daymare Townand its similarly spooky (and rather steampunky) siblingslately. It's especially fun playing these at night! I told someone the other day that I thought these sorts of games should be used in place of the logic section in standardized testing. Creative problem-solving, I can do. Logic puzzles, not so much.
The rest of today's links are the result of following trails along the web and finding interesting things along the way. I started out reading about flying tanks, and then somehow ended up finding Just Imagine, a film from 1930 I've never seen (but need to!). In the process, I found out that what I really like is now called Raygun Gothic. Hee. (A lot of steampunk aficianados ignore everything from 1910 or so on. I am not one of those aficianados; I'm fascinated with everything through the 1930s, including the pulp stuff and the art deco and all that.)
You knew it was only a matter of time: behold, Steam Trek!
If you know Russian, you can breeze through the amazing Moscow Metrosite a little more easily than the rest of us. Fortunately, you can click away merrily without worrying too much and see some amazing photos and scans (also, the URLs are in English, which helps). This is mostly from 1935 on, but some photos look like they're right out of a steampunk set.