on May 11th,2010
Dr.Steel – “Childhood Don’t A-Go-Go” official music video (EDIT – Its been moved – replacement link asap)
Check it out over here – Dr.Steel Fan Club
It looks like the good Doctor’s quest to build a complete band of robots have come to fruition in this great new video which features diabolical toys, a secret underground lair and (of course) Doctor Steel himself!
Approved by HAC
on October 8th,2009
We all know about Charles Babbage, creator of the Difference Engine, the predecessor to the modern computer, and Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer. Did you know that they built mammoth difference engines the size of buildings, fought crime, encountered salamander people, battled with the economy, fought off the alien invasion of 1898, raced steam engines with Brunel, raged against poetry and street musicians and made lengthy discourses about cheese? No? Well, then, time to educate yourself with this wonderful webcomic by professional animator Sydney Padua called 2D Goggles. You can read the webcomic here.
on October 22nd,2008
Should one find one’s self in the environs of New York City, why not treat yourself to a visit to the American Primitive Gallery where an exhibiton entitled ‘Visual Steampunk’ has been mounted for your edification and delight…
Featuring the work of such artistic luminaries as Gerard Cambon, Taras Von Hrechniw (who’s work is featured at the head of this post.), Jim Bauer and the enticingly named Anonymous (doesn’t he/she just get everywhere?)…
Running from the 26th of September to the 26th of November there is still plenty of time for investigation by interested parties….
The American Primitive Gallery can be found at:
594 Broadway, Suite 205
(SOHO below Houston St.)
Gallery hours are Tues – Sat 11 – 6.
(212) 966 – 1530
American Primitive Gallery
My thanks to Aarne Anton for bring my attention to this event…
on October 21st,2008
I have reassuring news regarding the return of the Brass Goggles Forum…
Processes are now being put in to effect that should see the forum re-openned in the very near future (which is good news for me as my stick wielding arm is getting very sore…)
So, if I could ask everybody to keep their fingers crossed/pray/dance-round-ancient-stones/perform-what-ever-unusual-rituals-you-think-might-help over the next few days I’m convinced there will be a satisfactory outcome…
I have to have a little lie down now as I’m becoming unreasonably excited…
on October 2nd,2008
“Third Eye” is a piece by machinist/artist Wayne Martin Belger. It’s a pinhole camara that incorporates the 150 year old skull of an 13 year old girl child…
Now, what ever the moral conundrums of using bits of dead people for “art” maybe, one has to admit it takes a splendid picture…
Should one be considering constructing such an item I feel that it might be well to obtain the permission of the skulls owner to be immortalised in such a fashion…
(You may also wish to wait until they have shuffled off this mortal coil before proceeding…)
on September 28th,2008
Ladies, Gentlemen, People of Steam,
First allow me to apologise for the lack of information regarding the Brass Goggles blog and forum…
There have been many issues of a technical nature to surmount, some of which are still receiving attention as I write…
The Brass Goggles Blog:
We hope to have the blog back to somewhere approaching full strength by the 1st of October (after we’ve sifted through the many, many contributions offered up for your dedication…)
The Brass Goggles Forum:
The return of the forum may take a little while longer as this is where the ‘issues of a technical nature’ arise…
But fear not as an army of highly skilled minions are at this moment being beaten with sticks beavering away at the various knotty conundrums that have presented themselves…
We hope for a favourable conclusion during October…
Once again thank you all for your patience during this period and thanks also to Pheobsky for his SpareGoggles site at: http://sparegoggles.forumotion.net/forum.htm for providing respite to the bereft…
(now where did I put that stick…?)
on August 14th,2008
Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators & Other Marvelous Contraptions, that incredible factory of rayguns made by our friends at Weta Workshop in New Zealand, has created two beautiful new rayguns for sale. Pictured above is Lord Cockswain’s Ray-Blunderbuss “The Unnatural Selector” which should be more than enough for one wishing to go on an interplanetary safari. This beauty is quite the beast in terms of size! Follow the jump for a picture that documents the size of this thing as well as a picture of the other new “Infallible Aether Oscillator,” the Goliathon 800 Moon Hater Death Ray! We would also like to thank Dr. Grodbort’s for generously linking to our humble blog!
on May 28th,2008
Guten Tag my fine compatriots, I hope you’ll forgive me for my lack of posts, however I was been hoping to attend an event before I posted again. Sadly, the fates have been conspiring against me and that was impossible. The event I’ve been itching to attend is “THE JOURNEYS OF PROF. PLEASANT PENNYWHISTLE and his Spatial Relocation Portal”. This show is performed by the fine people of Sound and Fury, and takes place on Thursdays in Los Angeles. I’ll be attending this Thursday (May 29th) and will post a review as soon as humanly possible.
on May 18th,2008
Please do not be alarmed – one post has dissapeared, and another went on a brief holiday. We’re still getting used to the WordPress system for letting people create and edit their own posts, so tales of posts getting eaten by rabid airkraken are grossly overexaggerated. They’re just overexcited, and they really just nibble.
on May 17th,2008
Haruo Suekichi from Japan, whose stunning gallery of steampunk watches was previously featured on Brass Goggles, has now offered a few of his designs for sale at Chief Mag! These two beautifully handcrafted watches are available in two designs, male and female. Unfortunately these will be among the rarest of rares, for there will only be two of each for sale, and will cost a pretty penny. The male design costs $1200, while the female design costs $800. Let’s hope Mr. Suekichi makes more!