What is Steampunk? What is Dada? Before it became the full-blown subculture it is today, Steampunk started out as a science-fiction sub-genre in the 1970s. Its fundamental inspirations go all the way back to 19th century Victorian writers, such as Jules Verne (author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and H.G. Wells (author of The Time Machine). Dada, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “a movement in art and literature based on deliberate irrationality and negation of traditional artistic values.”
Join us as we explore these cultural phenomena with experts from both genres. As writer, curator and Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Kevin Wallace will weigh in on the side of Dada. Beatrice Wood is recognized as the “Mama of Dada.” Our Steampunk expert is Dr. Katherine L. Morse, a research computer scientist and half of the award-winning, San Diego-based writing team of “The Adventures of Drake and McTrowell.” Together, they craft serialized steampunk tales and can be seen cosplaying their alter egos at conventions all over the West.
You won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion in preparation for our annual fundraiser for arts education. This year’s them is Steampunk Dada Electric Carnival and will be streamed live on August 22nd!
Steampunk Dada Panel Discussion
Sunday, July 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Streamed Live on Zoom!
Learn more and register for free on our website: www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
Sponsored by Michael Rohde