Monday, July 11, 2016

Dieselpunk Pegasus automaton by Keith Newstead

Check out this recent automaton by Keith Newstead. I had to look up Dieselpunk. Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

Dieselpunk is a genre similar to that of its more well-known cousin "steampunk" that combines the aesthetics of the diesel-based technology of the interwar period through to the 1950s with retro-futuristic technology and postmodern sensibilities.

Very well then. I would say the artist has succeeded!

See more automata by Kieth Newstead on his web site.



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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Ichabod Steam's Animatronic Steampunk Band

The introduction to this video is a little long, but this band is well worth checking out. Why? Well, the drummer and bass player are automata!

Here is where you can learn more about Ichabod Steam and HIs Animatronic Steampunk Band.



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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

For Amusement Only: Arcades and Cafes -- exhibit at the Morris Museum

The news story in the video above reports on the new exhibit at the Morris Museum titled For Amusement Only: Arcades and Cafes. The exhibit explores the fascinating world of coin-operated entertainment from the early twentieth century. Visitors will see fortune-tellers, strength testers, penny arcades and gambling machines, as well as mechanical musical instruments.

The exhibit runs through October 10, 2016

Special demonstration dates:
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Saturday, July 23, 1:00PM
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Friday, August 12, 3:00PM
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Monday, October 10, 1:00PM
Curator’s Tour, Thursday, September 15, 6:30PM

Location:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 971-3700
Online: http://www.morrismuseum.org



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