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Steampunk profile: Jake Von Slatt

From Make Television, a profile on Steampunk artist Jake Von Slatt.

Jake is “a leading figure in the Boston arts community,” according to Make Magazine. For those not in the know,  Steampunk artists combine the power of modern technology with the grace and intricacy of Victorian design. “Working with brass, recycled items and found objects, Jake and other Steampunkers party like it’s 1899, bringing old-world, steam engined-inspired touches to everything from computers to flatscreen television.”

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.