Prevaricateroscope, and a great Steampunky-movie

In one of my recent RPGs I needed a SP “lie-detector” aka a “Prevaricateroscope” (detects prevarication). So I built one (patent pending). Here’s a spiffing image (below) of the device when it is not detecting and thus no blue glow is to be seen emitting from the tube.

Also I re-watched this haunting and profound short (15 minute) movie – The Anachronism (2010), with image below. Worth watching at http://www.theanachronism.com/movie.html. I think I’d like one of these in our front yard.

The Thing from Anachronism

Prevaricateroscope

Prevaricateroscope

Extraordinary Voyages

The world today sometimes seems very grey and plastic and dull. But if you look hard enough you can find some amazing creativity. I’m not usually into Disney, but this is SP brilliance!

http://voyagesextraordinaires.blogspot.com/2010/03/tokyo-disneyseas-mysterious-island.html

This site also has *many* excellent posts and outstanding images eg, one on “Kyoto: Tradition, Temples and Trains“. I drool over the steam trains but the other pics are wonderful too. Also see the many posts on old movies eg: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907).

Some great Steampunk websites for design ideas

So I’m into the next phase of beautifying, decorating and generally steampunkifying my office space, which led me to check out (again) some of my favourite sites, vis:  The Steampunk Home, Klockwerks, and Carefully Molded.

This place is amazing: The Steampunk Office Tour (check all the pages).

Also I’m a bit inspired by the wild designs at this Polish gent’s site: Ferroneria.

Here’s a taste:

Jules Verne study- really!

 

Very cool clothing etc reference site

This site has great info on Victorian era men’s and women’s clothing, house plans, architecture and interior decorating etc. http://www.victoriana.com/Fashion/EuropeanDressInDetail.html

Amazing Steampunk organ workstation

Wow, this is beautiful! About 15 years back I built a cyberpunk workstation but it never looked as cool as this. Hmmm, it give me ideas. http://www.steampunkworkshop.com/organ-cockpit-desk

A pleasure to meet you, let me offer you my card

I thought it was time to develop an appropriate calling card with the right neo-Victorian vibe. I’ve tried to marry the olden days flavour with the neo-tech of having a webpage 😉 Calling cards help to bring back some elegance and happy formality into relationships.  This is a rather easy invention that anyone could reproduce. Anyone for tea?

Profunclefesta-callingcard-01

Profunclefesta-callingcard-01

The anti-mindless-plastic-consumer Punk ethic in Steampunk

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how mindlessly plastic consumerist Western society has become, and how human relationships and creativity are suffering because of this. Every generation seems to have its cultural form of people-oriented creative outlet. The 60s had hippies, the 80s had Punk, the 90s Goth, and now there’s Steampunk. Some counter-cultures are more angry and some are more happy. I like Steampunk because it emphasises positive inclusive community, creativity and the DIY ethos that rejects becoming just another plastic cog in the global corporatist marketplace. A great short vid on this theme is by Douglas Rushkoff- on this page:

http://www.steampunkworkshop.com/life-inc-douglas-rushkoff

A steampunk personality- GD Falksen, wearing the automotivator-1

A steampunk personality- GD Falksen, wearing the automotivator-1

We need healthy rejection of the worst elements of modern mass-consumption sameness- This image says it all really 🙂