STEAMPUNK is an artistic
movement, a sub-genre of literary science fiction which originated during the
1880’s that incorporates Victorian or scientific devices in wild, fanciful,
industrial designs. Steampunk includes machines, clothing and even some social
aspects of the time period. The term “Steam Punk” is derived from the adventurous
technological aspects of the 19th century (the age of “steam”) and the
rebellious aspect of the lone designer or mad scientist referred to as “Punk”.
Electrical innovation is another key aspect to Steam Punk devices. Men like
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, founders of American electricity, their work is
inspirational for many of the Steam Punker’s machines.