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#91 Trid

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:48 PM

Nice input...both!
I like the spoon, and the gizmotron it rode in on...or something like that.

I've been thinking also of a brouilleur of needlessly complex design...doing the same thing as the seesaw type, but more Rube Goldberg-esque while not quite crossing the line to become a fountain.

...but then, I'm silly like that. :twitchsmile:
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:14 AM

saw this eBay auction and thought of this thread-- a lovely c.1909 inspiration:

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:39 AM

Damn. That's gorgeous.

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#94 Bob

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:59 AM

The "sex with robots" thread made me think of this guy, who seems to qualify as a steampunk sort of fellow.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:30 PM

Not exactly steampunk, but p.f. cool anyway! :thumbup:

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More about Tesla.

Edited by Guillaume Lanfray, 15 January 2008 - 11:37 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:20 PM

Just imagine where we would be if he had had enough funding. One of my favorite scientists, and websites too.
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#97 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:30 AM

Steampunk Tree House

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

That spoon posted by Wild Bill a while back is cool, but not a modern design. Looks like a simplified reproduction
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:02 PM

Man, that green pitcher in the upper-right corner is niiiice.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:48 PM

I'm wondering if this little video might be an example of steampunk. Regardless, I love it. When I first saw it I was just enthralled with the music and the endearing little protagonist. Now that I've watched it numerous times I realize it's quite layered and metaphorical.
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#101 Trid

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:57 PM

It's cute. Reminds me of Tool videos without the nihilism.

Here's another endearing steampunk-ish video that's fun to watch:
http://www.dailymoti...-dionysos_music
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#102 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:27 PM

"Nihilists. F*** me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, but at least it's an ethos."

More fun video.

I dabble in 3D animation and I'm blown away every time I see this.

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#103 Wild Bill Turkey

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:18 AM

That spoon posted by Wild Bill a while back is cool, but not a modern design. Looks like a simplified reproduction

Great Find! I've never seen that image, and that's now officially my favorite absinthe spoon ever.
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#104 Trid

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:28 AM

More fun video.

I dabble in 3D animation and I'm blown away every time I see this.


Have you seen the stories passed around where it's claimed that this a real machine?
http://www.snopes.co...usicmachine.asp

Oh, and these are the people who actually did it:
http://animusic.com/

They did this one, which kinda fits the topic anyway (I likey):

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#105 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:47 AM

I've seen the DVD. These compressed versions don't do them justice. They're absolutely beautiful.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:28 PM

It reminds me of the Nintendo DS game, ElectroPlankton. Very addictive.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 02:45 PM

The dude abides.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#108 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:25 AM

As if actually living in Cleveland isn't bad enough... :devil:

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:01 PM

I have to stretch the definition of Steampunk a bit so that I can include one of my favorites:

Robert ParkeHarrison
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:37 PM

Why didn't I know about these guys? This stuff is gorgeous.


http://www.parkeharrison.com/

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:03 PM

That is fantastic!!
Items have been placed on my "Must have" list.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:27 PM

Not exactly steampunk, but p.f. cool anyway! :thumbup:

More about Tesla.


One of my fav bands, Guillaume, is a future surf-rock band called "Man or Astro-Man?" Now defunct, and I unfortunately never got to see them live, but they would commonly use a tesla coil in their shows. That, and a band member would set his TV helmet on fire and run around. The lead guitarist and sometimes vocalist, aptly named "Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard" now works to promote Biodiesel, and the drummer, "Birdstuff" played with The Polyphonic Spree for a while.

Not exactly steampunk, but a darn fun band to dance to.
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#113 baubel

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:57 PM

Why didn't I know about these guys? This stuff is gorgeous.


http://www.parkeharrison.com/



The gallery here at UNM had some of their work up a few years ago. I never wrote down the names. Cool stuff, some of their prints area really huge, which contribute quite a lot. :thumbup:



I've heard some songs by Man or Astro-Man? but I couldn't name them or recognize them if I heard them again. I just remember their name coming up on Pandora and remembering it. Cool name.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#114 Trid

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:07 PM

http://www.graphic-e...nce/ez3kiel.htm

lovely detail
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#115 sandpedlar

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:44 PM

Dude, the Parke/Harrison stuff is awesome! THAnks!

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:12 PM

...and if you like trains:
http://prikol.bigmir.net/view/45077/
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#117 Wild Bill Turkey

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:34 AM

Those tunnel shots are cool,
and I like the guy who posts in an all Russian comment, "Wish I knew what you were saying."
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#118 Pan Buh

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:47 AM

Not merely tunnel shots, but obviously a subway (or "Metro") somewhere. Much more an urban arterial duct than just a hole with two openings.

This thread has been great for authentic "oohs" and "ahs". Thanks everybody.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:56 AM

Why didn't I know about these guys? This stuff is gorgeous.


http://www.parkeharrison.com/

I've always loved their work.

Here are Anatomist's works (FV member) : Anatomist's
Not really Steampunk though.

#120 Retrogarde

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:37 PM

Unlike most modern absinthe spoon designs, this one appears to have really been designed to function, holding the sugar cube safely in place till the very last, and allowing the final grains to drain into the drink instead of getting caught in ornamental nooks in the design. In fact I can't think of a more functional design, even from the époque.

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I just bought one of these fine (if simplified) reproductions and I must second Bill's rave review. I tend to use one of those Absinthe spoons that looks like a traditional long spoon with a sugar cube cradle in the middle (I've seen it refered to as Spoon #1). My only complaint was that the end is too rounded to stir up the bits of sugar that sink into the very bottom of my glass. This spoon solves that problem entirely with its pointy end.

And yes, I feel very steampunk when I use it. :)
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