Hey guys,

In this article, we’ll be talking about Steampunk.

According to Lexico, steampunk is a type of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

Inspired by the industrial revolution from the victorian era, Steampunk is a genre of neo-British sub-culture that has expanded throughout the world. People who follow this trend are known as Steamers.

Steampunk adepts or steamers, usually manifest themselves publicly or in private events. They usually enjoy discussions or debates about machines and technology, and playing games such as teapots race cars, from machines they built themselves.

The steampunk culture waltz around the steamers community inspired by the works of the English writer HG Wells and the French author Jules Vernes, and many other authors (from the 19th century until today).

For example, here in Paris, La Société des Libellules is one of many steampunk’s organizations that holds social events so Parisian steamers can see each other.

In Nantes, a town in western France, Les Machines de l’Ile A product of François Delaroziere and Pierre Orefice’s collective imagination, is a place where you’ll find Jules Verne’s “Invented Worlds,” the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and Nantes’ industrial history, all on the exceptional site of the city’s former shipyards. Displayed every day as they march around the island, the machines of Nantes are huge. Perfect for family and group outings. As they are planning to build a Flying Tree on which visitors can climb on, it is one of their most ambitious and original work.

It’s a lifestyle with their aesthetic clothings and Dee Ieye Why craft making, combining the past and the future all in the present time.

So that’s it, guys. I hope this inspired you and made you discover something new.

Don’t hesitate to comment below if you have a question or want to know more about Steampunk.

See you next time,

Love,

Sarah N.


References:

Definition: https://www.lexico.com/definition/steampunk

http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/past_issues/3-1%202010/NVS%203-1-1%20R-Bowser%20&%20B-Croxall.pdf

Some notably books: https://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Victorian-Futurism-Jay-Strongman/dp/1907621032

A bible to understand The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature https://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Bible-Illustrated-Scientists-Literature/dp/0810989581/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Steampunk+Bible%3A+An+Illustrated+Guide+to+the+World+of+Imaginary+Airships%2C+Corsets+and+Goggles%2C+Mad+Scientists%2C+and+Strange+Literature&qid=1581241491&sr=8-1

Les machines de l’Ile: https://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/

La société des libellules: https://www.facebook.com/lasocietedeslibellulessteampunkparis/

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