Steampunk – the anatomy of a trend
Will we be buying clockwork goggles from TopShop this Spring? So I’d noticed designers like Tom Dixon making gorgeous steampunk nic-nacs for the home, but this gorgeous infographic from IBM predicts the mainstreaming of steampunk.
“Through its sentiment analysis, IBM has found that steampunk is evolving into a cultural ‘meme’ via a series of leaps across cultural domains (such as fiction, visual arts, etc). A combination of science fiction and fantasy, steampunk is a sub-genre based around gothic machinery and the industrialized civilization of the 19th century. Rooted in the designs of the industrialized civilization of the 19th century, steampunk is a retro-futuristic style of fashion that is influenced by the works of Jules Verne, Nikola Tesla, HG Wells and more.” >> Full report on how Steampunk is Trending.