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The Infernal Device

The new site for the Infernal Machine is up.

 

For those who do not know, The Infernal Machine is the collaborative project by myself, Steve Brook, and Todd Cahill.

 

It will be a huge automated mechanical steam and wind powered sculpture mixed with 2-d painting, and will be unveiled at this year's Artprize competition in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

And like last year's artPrize, I will be trying to organize more steampunk happenings during this three week…

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Added by Myke Amend on April 4, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Silent Movie Saturday: "The Monster" 1925

Silent Movie Saturday: "The Monster" 1925

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monster_%281925_film%29



From the wiki:

"Though preceded by several films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, it stands as an early mad scientist movie, and is arguably the first to feature the mad doctor with a cabal of minions to do his bidding. It also stands an early example of an Old Dark House movie, even preceding The Old Dark… Continue

Added by Sepiachord on April 4, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments

Conspiracies and Cabals in Victorian Britain

Everyone who knows anything about English cabals and secret societies knows the Order ceased to exist in October 1870.  But most think of the Order along the same lines as the Hellfire Club -- old men groping saucy tarts in a gaslit, damask-upholstered setting, thick with cigar smoke.  Others envision a league of extraordinary gentlemen -- and a lady or two -- who sought to improve mankind's lot by popularizing new inventions, like the auto-mobile, eliminating… Continue

Added by Stephanie Abbott on April 3, 2011 at 6:46pm — 2 Comments

"Mojo Strut" by Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

"Mojo Strut" by Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

http://briancarpenter.net/content/ghosttrain-music.html

Added by Sepiachord on April 3, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

The Scarring Party~ upcoming shows/

The Scarring Party~ upcoming shows

http://www.scarringparty.com/performances

April 22 at Empty Sea in Seattle, WA



April 23 at Alberta Street Public House in Portland, OR

April 24 at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene, OR

April 25 TBA in Reno, NV with the Deadly Gallows

April 26 at Disco Volante in Oakland, CA

April 27 at Virococha with Eliza Rickman & Corpus Callosum in San Francisco, CA

April 28… Continue

Added by Sepiachord on April 3, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

“The West Was Lost” by Beth Aileen Lameman and Myron A. Lameman: A Review



Cover for The West Was Lost. Click to read the comic



Native steampunk has been presented in many different ways and, like the comic Finder (which had been reviewed here a couple of weeks ago), The West Was Lost is… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 2, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Step 2

Now five layers of beige lace are completed along with the Turtle Doves piece.  The turtle doves lace was featured in Magic Crochet Magazine.  It was used as trim for a mantle scarf and I used it to trim the hem of my dress in South Maid Cotton French Rose.  Now working doily, Pasque Flower, from the same magazine that I will use as modesty panel for bodice.

Added by Stephanie Watkins on April 2, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

SepiaTown~ "SepiaTown lets you view and share thousands of mapped historical images from around the globe.

SepiaTown~
"SepiaTown lets you view and share thousands of mapped historical images from around the globe."
http://sepiatown.com/

Added by Sepiachord on April 2, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

"Golden Brown" by The Stranglers is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

"Golden Brown" by The Stranglers is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7R7q1lSZfs

Added by Sepiachord on April 2, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Zoo Promenade

Ready for a break, well then, come with me on a relaxing stroll through the Zoo. Imagine yourself on a cool spring day, your parasol in one hand, and dapper gentleman in the other. Tea will be served in the conservatory of butterflies, and your companions…

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Added by Nishi Serrano on April 1, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Tonight in Seattle: Vagabond Opera

Tonight in Seattle: Vagabond Opera
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=175299779180755

Added by Sepiachord on April 1, 2011 at 6:57am — No Comments

"Equestrienne" by Natalie Merchant is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

"Equestrienne" by Natalie Merchant is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYXYKOZBN0

Added by Sepiachord on April 1, 2011 at 6:49am — No Comments

Steampunk Snow White 2 by *khallion

Steampunk Snow White 2 by *khallion
http://khallion.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Snow-White-2-200027016

I just think this is wicked cute.

Added by Sepiachord on March 31, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Curtis Eller's American Circus "1890" The debut album from 2000 has been remastered & re-released:

Curtis Eller's American Circus "1890"
The debut album from 2000 has been remastered & re-released:
http://curtiseller.bandcamp.com/album/1890-2011-remix

Added by Sepiachord on March 31, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments

"Clouds of Magellan" by Cara-C is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

"Clouds of Magellan" by Cara-C is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

http://cara-c.com/audio3.html

Added by Sepiachord on March 31, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Health and Medical Beliefs in the Victorian Era

Cold air and foul smells caused illness.  Or so most believed.  This was the "miasma" theory.  Because disease was carried by bad smells, surgeons felt free to operate while wearing the same coat, growing ever more stiff with blood and body fluids, for years.  Joseph Lister, inventor of aseptic technique (the notion surgeons should wash their hands, don gloves, and avoid cross contamination while poking about in peoples' innards) once famously rebuked a physician who, after each surgery,… Continue

Added by Stephanie Abbott on March 31, 2011 at 8:08pm — 7 Comments

Nova Albion and changing my persona name (or: DAMN YOU KATE WINSLET)

So I spent this weekend at Nova Albion, my very first Steampunk convention, and had an absolutely wonderful time. As I am used to large, rowdy anime conventions, my expectations were quite off the mark with what I actually saw.

 

What I expected: tons of teenagers

What I found: a handful of little kids, mostly their 20s-ish parents, and a lot of their 40+ grandparents. Tons of older ladies and gentlemen!

 

What I expected: half naked teenage girls and boys…

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Added by Ms. Evelyn Bliss on March 31, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

New today on Sepiachord: Mia Doi Todd

New today on Sepiachord: Mia Doi Todd

This week's music review:
"Cosmic Ocean Ship" by Mia Doi Todd
http://www.sepiachord.com/mdt.htm

Added by Sepiachord on March 30, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments

The Rising Phoenix Takes Flight! Help Japan Fundraiser Update

Click image to purchase from Button Me Up's Etsy Store.




A week and a half into our fundraiser, and the steampunk community has really been out there pushing our cause. Thank you to everyone who've signal-boosted our fundraiser on their… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on March 30, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

"Alfie" by Lily Allen is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

"Alfie" by Lily Allen is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgOm_WJKpE

Added by Sepiachord on March 30, 2011 at 10:01pm — No Comments

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