Thursday, June 21, 2007

Great article on Steampunk design in the current issue of Wired

pictured above: The ElectriClerk

Andrew Leman's fully functional computer is inspired by the retro-futuristic machinery in Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

"Despite the ridiculous amount of abuse I subjected it to," Leman says, "and despite the fact that all its components are now exposed to the air, the 1988 Macintosh SE which forms the heart of this piece still works just fine." The typewriter is a 1923 Underwood, and that's a working Fresnel lens that can be pulled down over the screen, something early Macs really could have used.

There's even a nice mention of Steampunk Magazine.

[thanks SV4]

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