In Vintage Tomorrows, Brian and James investigate what Steampunk’s alternate history says about our own world and its technological future. Interviews with experts such as William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, James Gleick, and Margaret Atwood explore how this vision of stylish craftsmen making fantastic and beautiful hand-tooled gadgets has become a cultural movement—and perhaps an important countercultural moment.
Brian will be onstage at Maker Faire New York (see below), and he’ll also be making an appearance in the O’Reilly Media author tent, so you’ve got a couple of chances to catch him at Maker Faire. And if you’re interested in checking out the book, it’s available now as a DRM-free early release ebook (read the book as it’s being written, and get the final version when it’s done). You can even get 50% off the early release (until October 31) with the coupon code MFNY12.
Maker Faire Project Profile
Intel futurist, Brian David Johnson will talk about his work and conversations with scientists, engineers, historians, science fiction authors and a wide range of experts to gain fresh perspectives on how our relationship with technology is changing. Ultimately we are doing this to build a better future. Science and technology have progressed to the point where what we build is only constrained by the limits of our own imaginations. We will all build the future. Come and find out how!