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Roger Whitson, PhD. on the 19th Century, Digital Humanities & Steampunk.

2015/01/img_0909.jpg Thanks to Roger Whitson PhD. at Washingon State University for the link to his Third Year Pre-Tenure talk on The 19th Century and Digital Humanities, in which some of my fellow Steampunks and Steampunk India are featured:

2015/01/img_0908.png (Extract). “[Slide 13] ….I contrast this sense of technology and empire, which sees Western society as the center of the world communicating to its margins with the rise of multicultural steampunk – which fractures the Britishness of steampunk and searches for historical alternatives. This is what I call a digital appropriation of Victorian elements that are manipulated into different cultural histories. On the left is Suna Dasi, who says on her website “as a steampunk afficiando, I found myself wishing for more roles occupied by Victorian women in the steampunk fiction I was reading: women who were less hampered by the framework of the society damsel. Being of Indian heritage sparked the desire to see Indian women break out of their mother of pearl cages and into steampunk adventures.” Several steampunk designers look to different historical frames when imagining technology. The top right is an illustration taken from descriptions of submarines in the Shakuna Vimana (a 1700 BCE Sanskrit manuscript that imagines magical flying machines that decimate enemy cities). Indian steampunk is taking inspiration from these sources. On the bottom right is the Asian steampunk designer James Ng, whose exhibited his blueprints for Chinese steampunk airships at numerous different conventions and art exhibitions.” The full transcipt of talk and slides can be found at http://www.rogerwhitson.net.

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Via Anachronauts Digest: Clocking Off Late Presents: The Tinku Diaries

The Tinku Diaries is an interactive journey of discovery, taking participants deeper into the ‘make believe’ Steampunk world of Clockwork Watch, a story told through live events, graphic novels, an online newspaper, and film.

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Read the full article: http://www.clockworkwatch.org/2014/10/27/clocking-off-late-presents-the-tinku-diaries-2/

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Artwork by Jennie Gyllblad for graphic novel ‘Clockwork Watch: The Arrival’ by Yomi Ayeni and Corey Brotherson

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Tickets are now for sale for the Clocking Off Late event on the 13th of November:

An evening of Georgian era inspired activities with a generous helping of Steampunk from Clockwork Watch at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich!
The evening offers music by The Frolick, a talk by poet Kelley Swain on her book Double the Stars on the life of the brilliant astronomer Caroline Herschel (pictured)

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The event will also host a pub quiz, and a Georgian wig making workshop, so do, by all means, don your finery and become part of the jollity…

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Clocking off Late will also provide a new encounter with Clockwork Watch character Tinku Ranbir, who will be inhabiting the East India Company wing of the museum this time and once more share her stories with the public.

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There will also, Steampunk India has this on very good authority, be GIN.

Come one, Come all for a memorable night at the museum!

http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/clocking-off-late

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October 2, 2014 · 08:20