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The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
“In a properly automated and educated world, then, machines may prove to be the true humanizing influence. It may be that machines will do the work that makes life possible and that human beings will do all the other things that make life pleasant and worthwhile.”
– Isaac Asimov
“To some, ‘steampunk’ is a catchall term, a concept in search of a visual identity. To me, it’s essentially the intersection of technology and romance.”
– Jake von Slatt
“The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Answer me, you who believe that animals are only machines. Has nature arranged for this animal to have all the machinery of feelings only in order for it not to have any at all?”
“As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.”
– Ernst Fischer
“To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.”
– H. P. Lovecraft
Terminator Trailer Terminates Timeline
Terminator Trailer Terminates Timeline
Marcus Terminator Concept Art by RobertDBrown
With our concepts of time and space in our collective pop culture receiving a relentless shredding (Interstellar, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow) the Terminator, once again, comes back to show everyone how it’s done.
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?
The Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?
Catching fire by Kris-Kamikakushi
In Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.
That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Collection: Spots, Atoms, Order and Chaos
Spots, Atoms, Order… and Chaos
Spots fascinate the human mind. It’s as if we’re born “knowing” on some molecular level that we’re not really “solid” but an electronically glued together quivering system of particles. Aristotle surmised as much by simply walking on the beach and lifting up a handful of that solid beach, only to have the countless grains of sand flow through his fingers.
Spots arranged in patterns represent order—and order creates life. Spots and circles are arranged by the artist or craftsman. The eye is fascinated. The mind is pleased.
Welcome to the land that never was in an era that had never been looking forward to the future that never came.
Welcome, to steampunk.
Challenge 13: STEAMPUNK: VOTING!Contest info:
Voting info and rules:
Please take your time to help me to choose winners! thanks~
VOTING starts 4.04.2012
ends 10.04.2013 arround 6.00 pm GMT +1 time
please send all votes before the end date of course! ^^'
VOTING BY CONTESTANTS/WATCHERS
1. Everyone who'd like to vote, please look at all entries, and pick 5 entries, that are the best in your opinion and place them from the very best to the less best in a note titled VOTE if you want to stay unkown or comment if you don't mind sharing your votes
2. You can do this very fast! All I need is the CONTESTANT NUMBER (no links, no names please)
3. Each choice will become points. The best (first) pic chosen by you will receive 5 points. second 4 points etc and last one 1 point.
4. I will add all points later and we'll see what it will show me
5. Thank you very much! your help is much appreciated!
6. Please remember, end date of voting i