Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory: Re-Imagining the Country’s Weaponry. What if the weapons that were used to forge a nation and protect its borders throughout history were developed with Victorian era materials and Science Fiction ingenuity? How could that have changed the course of history? This was the premise for an exhibit at the Springfield Continue reading

Steampunk Flying Shuttles

Steampunk Flying Shuttles

THE FLYING SHUTTLES- Origins One of the key innovations that led to modern industrialism, the flying shuttle allowed the weaving of wider fabrics and set the stage for automatic machine looms. It also led to the development of many other innovations to keep up with increased speed and potential of Continue reading

Tom Sawyer Paint Sprayer Jet Pack

Tom Sawyer Paint Sprayer Jet Pack

What if Mark Twain lived today and knew about all of our modern technology and appliances – how would of his stories changed? What if Tom Sawyer had a hi-tech paint sprayer to white wash his aunt’s fence – what would that look like and how would the arc of Continue reading

Humachines: Reimagining Resilience

Humachines: Reimagining Resilience

Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City was the first City-Wide Steampunk event including other community partners as the CityStage Theater, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, UMASS Amherst, Springfield Tech Community College, Futurescape Springfield, Develop Springfield, Springfield Armory and the Central Library. This collaborative city-wide celebration embraces the Steampunk philosophy to re-imagine the Continue reading