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Shafer Gallery embraces steampunk

Director promises to preserve tradition while revitializing BCC gallery image

 

 

The Old West has a new look in pop culture, which is why the director of Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery gave college trustees a crash course Thursday in steampunk.

Steampunk is a sub-culture of science fiction in the tradition of author Jules Verne; stories are set in an era such as the late 19th Century where steam power is still widely used, but featuring futuristic technology such as H.G. Wells’ time machine. Modern examples of steampunk include the graphic novel series "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and the 2003 movie based on the series.

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