tales from the little pink house
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
coming for a visit?
Ox-Bow Friday Night Open Studios
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY starting June 22 through August 17 including,
Friday June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24. From
7:30-10:00 pm. Please Note: There will not be an Open Studio on
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2007.
Open Studios are a long part of Ox-Bow's history, where students on
campus proudly display the work they've produced. It will be an
exciting summer with demonstrations in courses like Wood Fired
Ceramics, Blacksmithing, and Metals Casting. Our Experiments in
Glassblowing class will certainly put on a captivating performance
during the Open Studio on July 27. On that same evening, visitors to
campus will also enjoy wandering the grounds, looking at installations
from the Site-Specific Sculpture course.
This summer, we are also pleased to announce a new feature to our Open
Studio events—Minstrels on the Meadow, where accomplished musicians
from the region and throughout the country will play eclectic styles
in-step with the school's tradition. Musicians ranging from ages 12 to
adult will play guitar, cello, viola and violin adding to the ambiance
of Ox-Bow's enchanting campus environment Visitors will be treated to
selections in classical, baroque, jazz and folk styles as they wander
from studio to studio.
As in year's past, Ox-Bow will continue to host the always thrilling
Friday Night Auctions, featuring work produced by students, faculty,
and staff. Be on the look out for deals on cutting edge artwork, and a
few surprise pieces, such as collaborative work, tables, and cutting
boards! All proceeds from the event benefit Ox-Bow's Studios. And…
it's a great opportunity to build an art collection! Ox-Bow invites
all guests to carpool or ride our free shuttle to the Friday Night
Open Studios. More details will be available as the summer approaches.
For more information, call 269.857.5811 (after June 1).
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
today the girls go to camp
Submit to no Master!
but submit to us!
We are always looking for content for our magazine. Two points to keep in mind before submitting: we publish under Creative Commons
licensing (see below), and we compensate you no more than we compensate ourselves (which is to say, you will receive no money for your work). We apply our issue’s theme lightly, and non-themed work is accepted as well.
The theme for next issue is “The Sky Is Falling” and the deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2007.
Fiction: We appreciate well-written, grammatically consistent fiction. Certainly, we are suckers for 19th century prose styles, but we do not limit ourselves to this. We are more interested in representing the under-classes, the exploited, rather than the exploiters.
We have no interest in misogynistic or racist work. We will work with fiction of nearly any length, although works longer than about 5-6 thousand words will probably be split up over multiple issues. We have volunteer fiction editors who, if you would like, can provide feedback on your work; other than this, we will only edit lightly and will always check with you before any changes are made. Submissions can be in .rtf or .doc format attached to email.
Illustration: We maintain a list of illustrators who are interested
in helping us. Rather than accepting submitted art, we show artists a list of upcoming articles and see what they are interested in illustrating. Due to our printing constraints, we are only interested in black & white artwork, and we are particularly interested in work that reproduces easily, without much greyscale.
How-tos: We are always looking for people who have mad scientist
skills to share. We are interested in nearly every form of DIY, although engineering, crafts, and fashion are particularly dear to us. We can help adapt things to print format, if you need.
Comics: We would love to run more. Contact us!
Reviews: We accept books, movies, comics, RPGs, music, etc. for review (as well as free tickets to shows!). In addition, if there is something that you would like to review, we accept reviews written by others. Just don’t go around reviewing your own stuff. That ain’t fair.
Fashion: We are more interested in DIY skill-sharing than the exhibition
of existing work. If you want to share patterns or tips for clothing, hair or accessories, then please let us know!
Ads: We are not interested in running advertisements at this time.
Other: Surprise us! We’re nicer people than we sound like.
SteamPunk Magazine is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license, with each article, illustration etc. owned by its individual creator. This means you are free (and, incidentally, encouraged) to reproduce this magazine in any form, so long as it is never sold or used commercially. You are also free to make derivative works, as long as: they are not used commercially, the original is attributed, and they are released under the same license.
deadline for issue 3:
August 15, 2007
Margaret P. Killjoy
Rachel E. Pollock
Rachel (the Mute)
The Catastrophone Orchestra and Arts Collective (NYC)
SteamPunk Magazine Collective
G. D. Falksen
Margaret P. Killjoy
Rachel E. Pollock
Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness
“The Sky Is Falling”
what is SteamPunk?
What is SteamPunk Magazine?
The term “steampunk” was coined to refer to a branch of “cyberpunk” fiction that concerned itself with Victorian era technology. However, SteamPunk is more than that. SteamPunk is a burgeoning subculture that pays respect to the visceral nature of antiquated technology.
It’s about “steam”, as in steam-engines, and it’s about “punk”, as in counter-culture. For an excellent manifesto, refer to the first article in our first issue, “what then, is steampunk?”
SteamPunk Magazine is a print publication that aims to come out seasonally. Full quality print PDFs of it are available for free download from our website [http://www.steampunkmagazine.com], and we keep the cost of the print magazine as low as possible. All work on the magazine, including articles, editing, illustration, layout, and dissemination, is done by volunteers and contributors.
It is too constricting to say that you must always think outside the box; whether you are thinking inside or outside the box, you are still letting the box dictate your thoughts, are you not? What you are not acknowledging
is the honest fact that “the box” itself is figmentary, illusory. And as long as one continues to act in reaction to this perceived set of dictates, one cannot be truly original in thought.
— Erica Amelia Smith, An Address as to
the Nature of the “Proper” Uses of Technology