a: Steampunk ~
b: a snapshot from the last moment in human history
What: Author Scott Westerfeld says Steampunk is like a snapshot from the last moment in human history when technology was intelligible to the layman. The Internet is global and seemingly omniscient. Westerfield describes iPods and phones as "microscopic workings encased in plastic blobjects."
Writer: Linda Thomas
Date: Jan 18 2011 2:14 AM
METAMIA is a free database of analogy
and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search.
The subject matter can be anything.
Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged.
The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with
the stark literalism of a relational database.
Metamia is like a girdle for your muses,
a cognitive girdle.