Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Its part of the look. Steampunk is an entire subculture that includes a certain style of dress. A modern mobile phone doesnt look right with this Victorian/Edwardian style. A steampunk mobile phone fits right in. Its a fashion accessory.
Its a DIY item. Many people are interested in trying to make their own Steampunk mobile phone just as a fun little DIY project. Its a modern craft thing.
Its a reminder of days gone by. Some people really love the Steampunk cultures throwback to the past. They like to be reminded of a time when things werent as easy or simple as they are now because it gets their imaginations going. A Steampunk phone helps with that.
A well written article, and most certainly worth a visit, at: http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/blog/2010/01/19/guide-to-steampunk-mobile-phones/?author=19
Additionally, she provides a link about the potential implementation of mobile phones with a more “Steampunk design and operation” in rural India (and possible growth of Steampunk-esque models of technology to other aspects of rural Indian culture). Interesting to think that Steampunk might just be able to grow beyond a cultural genre to resolving real issues in real life. To take a peek at this article (from Adaptive Path), visit the link at the bottom of the page, or here: http://www.adaptivepath.com/blog/2009/05/18/steampunk-a-mobile-device-concept-for-rural-india/