Steampunk on Film: Reinventing the Present
From Humanities Center
Faculty, American University
Steampunk is a contemporary genre of speculative fiction, performance, and maker culture with roots in alternate nineteenth century technologies. Its practitioners reimagine present and future histories according to previously unexplored possibilities of Victorian-era invention. Dr. Pike’s presentation explores the changed relationship to history, society, and the future proposed by 1950s and contemporary steampunk film.
Recorded: February 16, 2017