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Steampunk Design

Sci-fi fantasy sculptures as a creative reflection of Geek Culture

Implications - Cyborg insects reflect the continued fascination with steampunk, a pseudo-Victorian mechanical genre that has reemerged in literature, art and design. Steampunked creations could become the new crystal figurines as people further embrace Geek Culture and robots become more glamorized.
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Date Range:
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Steampunk Insect Jewelry
Steampunk Insect Jewelry
‘Kafka Clocks' From Noveau Motley Are Like Mini Shadowboxes
Rachael Victoria Adams of Nouveau Motley makes an assortment of breathtaking jewelry from found objects and watch parts that play into the steampunk and neo-Victorian style, but can also be worn by anyone… MORE
Giant Steampunk Spiders
Giant Steampunk Spiders
La Princesse Webs Her Way Across the Globe
Last Autumn, Liverpool was visited by a giant spider dubbed La Princesse. It was a project sponsored by the city and designed by La Machine. Photos of it have started appearing in greater numbers around… MORE
Steampunked Spiders
Steampunked Spiders
Long-Legged Insect Creations as Weird Wall Mounts
Christopher Conte has created this steampunked spider out of love for either arachnids or the Victorian era. His creepy creation reminds me of something out of the movie, “The Golden Compass.” Chris… MORE
play_circle_filled Cyborg Insects
Cyborg Insects
UC Berkeley Houses Remote Controlled Live Beetles (UPDATE)
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have managed to control the movement of beetles. They have done this by connecting small radio antenna to electrodes and shocking the beetles nervous… MORE
play_circle_filled DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
Dean Christ's Controversial Collection Casts Eye On Warfare
Dean Christ has created a collection of real bugs fitted with military hardware inspired by DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) to draw attention to the millions of dollars spent on military… MORE
Flea-Sized Robots
Flea-Sized Robots
Researchers Create Tiny Robots for Mass Production
Teams of scientists throughout Europe are in the process of creating what can best be described as tiny flea-sized robots. These robots are being designed to do almost anything, from cleaning to surveillance… MORE
Manly Insectcessories
Manly Insectcessories
Jan Leslie’s Bumble Bee Cufflinks and Other Buzzing Designs
Gents, looking for a buzz worthy accessory for that favourite summer suit? Jan Leslie’s Bumble Bee cufflinks are sure to add some enviable zing to your wardrobe. In addition to Jan Leslie’s Bumble Bee… MORE
Steampunked Insects
Steampunked Insects
Mike Libby Mixes Bugs & Machines in His Insect Lab (UPDATE)
The late 1990s led to an increasing popularity in steampunk. The pseudo-Victorian mechanical genre has leaked its way into literature, art and now into insects. American sculptor Mike Libby has a studio… MORE
Mutant Dolls
Mutant Dolls
The 'Barbie Strogg' Insectoid Centaur-Fighting Robot Fends off Evil Brothers
"Barbie Strogg" is an unexpected but fabulous surprise. For generations, boys have been pulling off Barbie’s head. I’m sure they’ll think twice before messing with this killer version, Barbie Strogg.… MORE
play_circle_filled Insect Robots
Insect Robots
The A-Pod Hexapod Robot By Zenta Looks Like a Mechanical Ant
Talk about freaky robots! This is the amazingly mobile A-Pod robot, created by technics at Zenta. It is a variety of the hexapod, which looks and moves a lot like a real ant. It can move its head extremely… MORE
Microcontrolled Insects
Microcontrolled Insects
Remote Controlled Beatles Are Part Living, Part Robot.
Unbeknown to most of us is an emerging science that integrates living organisms and electronic equipment. Michel Maharbiz and his colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley have experimented… MORE

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