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Vintage Tomorrows- Steampunk Documentary


Vintage Tomorrows- Steampunk Documentary

 

Have you ever questioned, “What in the world is Steampunk?” Are you interested and just don’t know how to get started? To gear up for the second annual Cogs & Corsets: A Steampunk Happening on June 1 through 3, hop into your steamship and head on down to the McLean County Museum of History to learn more with a showing of the Steampunk documentary “Vintage Tomorrows.” This free public viewing will be held in the second floor Governor Fifer Courtroom on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m.

“Steampunk” started as a sub-genre of science fiction typified by a fascination with steam-powered machinery and alternative histories, with stories frequently set in Victorian England. Today, Steampunk has grown into an aesthetic movement all its own, with influence in art, fashion, design and music.

This film examines the subculture via interviews with the writers and artists credited with galvanizing the movement, and the cultural historians and social scientists investigating the phenomenon. The documentary analyzes the spike in Steampunk cultural activity and poses the question: What can Steampunk tell us about history, humanity and our complicated relationship with technology?

This film is rated PG-13 for some strong language.

Immediately following this free showing will be a basic how-to costume workshop with examples of costumes created by local folks, and tips and suggestions on how to build your own costume and steampunk persona.

Date/Time

Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 pm

Cost:

Location

McLean County Museum of History 200 North Main Bloomington IL 61701 3098270428
http://www.mchistory.org

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