Monday, November 15, 2010

MY LATEST DIGITAL COLLAGE

I am caught up in Steam Punk...what do you think about Steam Punk?

Definition:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" for such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical engine.

Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk. They have considerable influence on each other and share a similar fan base, but steampunk developed as a separate movement. Apart from time period and level of technology, the main difference is that steampunk settings tend to be less dystopian.

Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

8 comments:

Mica said...

i love it and you do a great job... i think you should get some of your pieces in Somerset magazines. I love the tins you did in the previous post! So proud of what you have been doing...Mama Artist!!! Hugs, Mica

Mica said...

hi this is bri plz get on skype thank you

Vickie said...

I love these Patti! I've been doing a bit of toying around with this but haven't done too much. I love the images. I just posted my latest attempt at digital collage.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

you do it brilliantly... it reminds me of the remake of the Wild Wild West.

Junibears said...

I just love your steampunk picture! You know I do a few now and again. Yours is fantastic! xx

mya said...

Patti, you have surpassed yourself. This looks like a book cover for "Time Machine." This could be a poster.

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Patti, yes i enjoy steampunk too and love your fabulous collaged piece my friend. I had to look up the definition myself a while back so i could understand it. Great post
hugs June xxxxx

Salzanos said...

Love this picture you did! I am so into steampunk, I am now reading a steampunk book from the library. Newer book, author is from seattle, and I am loving it! You have found your niche for sure!!