We love these gorgeous old gasoline ads from the era when cars were cutting edge and building a lot of suburban developments connected by vast highways seemed like a super futuristic move. Ah, the early days of the automobile never looked sunnier.
By 1947, Winston Churchill was 73 years old, overweight, a profuse smoker, and had already suffered two heart attacks, less than ideal health conditions for a man who flew all over the world. So to keep Churchill in the air and among the living, a pressurized pod was designed for Churchill's personal plane.
At the Mauerpark flea market in Berlin, you can watch the stuttering routine of a very unique street performer — a robot who sits on a shopping cart and is overcome by the power of interpretative dance. I'm not sure who created this bot, but there are many videos of it online. Any Berliners out there familiar with…
After becoming famous for such hits as 1982's "She Blinded Me With Science," synthesizer maestro Thomas Dolby spent 20+ years in the private sector inventing new digital music technologies. Now Dolby's getting back to his electronic music roots with his new album, the dieselpunk-inflected A Map of the Floating City.
This invention is such a unabashedly terrible idea, but if I were a criminal, its sheer awesomeness would cow me into surrendering. Witness the apocryphal adventures of the Dieselpunk Deputies and their patented Anti-Gangster Gondola™ (by Hugo Gernsback)! This article by the godfather of science fiction comes courtesy…
The tenets of dieselpunk culture can be understood as follows.
What if the nations that fought in WWII were led not by mere men, but by diesel-powered cyborgs? It might resemble Sam van Olffen's faux propaganda posters, featuring the likes of Rooseveltron, Stalinator, and Benitobot Mussolinoid.