Thank you those people who have responded so far to Uncertain Instruments.
It has been very useful to have your feedback. Several people have remarked that some of my work, reminds them of “Steam Punk”?
I first heard the term this Autumn, when a friend recommended the entertaining exhibition ” Steam Punk” at the Oxford Historyof Science Museum.Although I understand the apparent simularities,parrallel worlds ,for example, I feel my inspiration is slightly more specific ?
I have long been fascinated by some connections between technology &mythology, it seems that we have invented both our machines, & our gods. These inventions we have created,machine or god, possess superhuman powers, their functions might be much more than practical? ( Vulcan, the smith-god, Mercury,messanger of the gods, & a modern communications system,etc.etc,
Of course, I have read & been influenced by many dystopias &Science Fictions. J.G.Ballards “Concrete Island” was an early influence, leading to my own legend of”The TailightSociety” and my ideas about post technological tribalism, such as “The Tribe that held the sky up “.
Jules Verne might be described as the patron Saint of Steam Punk ?& was of course an early influence
.The NAVIGATORS ,a large kinetic sculpture( which I built in 1987) inspired by the dockside neo-Victorian Architecture of Hays Galleria(South bank of the Thames ,near London Bridge)was strongly prompted by Jules Vernes stories.