Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

8
Jan

The Bustle, a particularly favourite topic

   Posted by: ermyntrude

And indeed, a lady should  be rather flattered to have a bustle named after her good self. Alas, I fear it eclipses my poor effort at our Year’s End Ball in such extreme degree, I shall be forced to hide from society for simply an age, lest I endure ridicule and taunts. My bustle cannot [...]
4
Jan

Members’ Event

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Well, our annual new members’ welcome event, hosted this year by that inimitable knight of the realm Frederick Chook (and ably assisted by the lovely Lady Sha), has passed with some measure of success. We were particularly pleased to hear Flecker’s “Golden Journey” and Swinburne’s “Time and Life” read so masterfully by our esteemed guests [...]
19
Dec

A Quicksilver Scarab

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Yesterday’s MX featured the wonderfully Steamy (and environmentally sound) Scarab Car. I suspect, much as Fusion may always be the energy source of tomorrow (and to quote its designer), the Scarab car “could be on the road in 10 years”, and that will forever remain the case. Turns out that “Scarab” has graced elegant, uchronian road [...]
19
Dec

WA’s Lightning Maker

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Bunbury-based coiler Peter Terren has just been featured in The Age. His spectacular skill at producing these wonderfully anachronistic electrical displays is on show on his website.
15
Dec

Make Magazine soon for the Telephonic Videoscope

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Geek DIY quarterly Make is heading to the small screen in the new year, with a series of half-hour episodes set to launch in January on American public television.
30
Nov

Links aplenty

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Stuff I’ve come across recently. News that the Victoria and Albert Museum has had to upgrade to a 450 terabyte Storage Area Network so digitisation of the collection can continue; a Guardian article which talks about the emerging Steampunk music scene in Britain; and a pocketwatch which bravely blurs Steam and Kitsch. Finally, could a movie based on the [...]
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