Off Book: Steampunk, A Mini Documentary by PBS Arts

PBS Arts ongoing web documentary series latest episode, Off Book | Steampunk, delves into the world of the Steampunk movement.

Steampunk art evokes an alternate reality where steam is the primary source of power. Technology, though highly advanced, has taken on a very different look and feel, and fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian styles. In this episode, we explore the Steampunk aesthetic and art movement. We speak with a Steampunk artist, a composer who created an entire piece of music inspired by Steampunk, and a performing arts collective whose work falls naturally into this intriguing world.

Steampunk Treehouse

The Steampunk Treehouse at the 2007 Burning Man Festival is one of the 7 Great Things That Are Better Steampunk’d listed at the end of the video.

photo by Ryan Swift

Thanks to Morgan for the tip!

See also:
Off Book: Typography, A Mini Documentary on Typography by PBS Arts
Off Book: Visual Culture Online, A Mini Documentary by PBS Arts

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff