Steampunk
Boston.com
Steampunk has its roots in science fiction literature, where it describes a corner of the genre obsessed with Victoriana and the idea that the computer age evolved alongside the industrial. In the past two years, though, steampunk has emerged in the real world, as a growing number of enthusiasts build steampunk objects and then share photos of them on the Internet. Left, The ElectriClerk, made from a 1988 Macintosh SE computer, a c.1923 Underwood typewriter, and a fresnel lens by Andrew H. Leman.
Steampunk has its roots in science fiction literature, where it describes a corner of the genre obsessed with Victoriana and the idea that the computer age evolved alongside the industrial.

In the past two years, though, steampunk has emerged in the real world, as a growing number of enthusiasts build steampunk objects and then share photos of them on the Internet.

Left, The ElectriClerk, made from a 1988 Macintosh SE computer, a c.1923 Underwood typewriter, and a fresnel lens by Andrew H. Leman.
(Gregg Roth)