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Exploring Steampunk Art With Bruce Rosenbaum

15 Feb
Wednesday, 02/15/2023 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Lederle Graduate Research Center, Room A104A
Speaker: Bruce Rosenbaum

A close look at the history, design, and philosophy of Steampunk, exploring how to infuse elements of Steampunk into our daily lives.

Description: Steampunk is more than an aesthetic; it's a framework for creating, thinking, and living that draws from the past to envision an alternative, better future. In this course, join artist and Modvic cofounder Bruce Rosenbaum for a deep exploration of understanding and making Steampunk art. After tracing the roots of the Steampunk genre back to its origins, Bruce will explain its underlying STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) principles and concepts that extend beyond the realm of art--from adaptive reuse and resilience to collaborative and creative problem solving. 

Not only will you have a better understanding of the unique blend of history, art, and technology that lay the foundations for Steampunk design, but also a framework for collaborating and solving problems more creatively. 

Bio:  Bruce Rosenbaum has been dubbed the Steampunk Guru by the Wall Street Journal and Steampunk Evangelist by Wired Magazine. Bruce's functional Steampunk artwork has been featured in the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, CNN, NPR and featured on MTV, A&E, HGTV and Netflix.

Bruce's company, ModVic, based in Palmer MA, works with clients all across the world to take period, repurposed, personal and meaningful objects, and creatively infuse them with modern technology to transform the ordinary into incredible Steampunk functional art. The Steampunk art and design process celebrates history, while setting a path for a reimagined better future -- telling the personal stories of objects, individuals, organizations and places.

Bruce's Steampunkinetics workshops builds art and history into science helping to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) for atypical and neurotypical children and adults.

A pizza lunch for attendees will be available at 12:00 p.m. in LGRC A104A.


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