Dieselpunks

Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

When I first found out about Dieselpunk (about the same day I found this site) I found a few other cultures I didn't research as much as I should have, but I feel it needs to be discussed. Since this site is about the Dieselpunk culture and on a smaller scale the Steampunk culture, what about the other cultures such as Biopunk? Should they be accepted on the site as well? What are your feelings about other sub-cultures and sub-genres? What others can you think of that you want to discuss?

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Everyone is accepted. We just don't have any content to review that speaks to the biopunk aesthetic beyond the subplot of BioShock. If you know someone who can talk about it, please feel free to recommend Dieselpunks to them. I'd love to see what they have to say.
The only thing I have to produce for biopunk is the Biopunks website.

http://www.biopunk.org/


Tome Wilson said:
Everyone is accepted. We just don't have any content to review that speaks to the biopunk aesthetic beyond the subplot of BioShock. If you know someone who can talk about it, please feel free to recommend Dieselpunks to them. I'd love to see what they have to say.
Steampunk and dieselpunk seem to be about the same concept. Biopunk is something I haven´t heard a good explanation of what is, and that biopunk website didn´t really help. However it seems to be much the same as transhumanism, with a catchier name.
Agreed. Transhumanism has been around for as long as cyberpunk. Between piercing, branding, suspension, implants, and other bio-mods, it's certainly running its course.

Atterton said:
However it seems to be much the same as transhumanism, with a catchier name.
Transhumanism can involve tribal things, though. Up here, transhumanism is getting popular, but not biopunk.
What do you consider to be the difference?
So is Biopunk the same as transhumanism? I'm still unsure what Biopunk is? That being said I would be open to creating a group dedicated to any of the other 'punk' genres in our new Groups page: http://www.dieselpunks.org/groups
I don't know much about either, but even though both are about modifying humans, biopunk seems more like it's to make it different, transhumanism seems like they're trying to improve it. It's sort of like the biopunk side is like a piecraftian and the transhumanism is the ottensian side.

Atterton said:
What do you consider to be the difference?
It depends on the person.

Getting a tattoo is part of transhumanism. Do tattoos make you a better person? To some, yes. To others, they're just art.

drachenlady said:
I don't know much about either, but even though both are about modifying humans, biopunk seems more like it's to make it different, transhumanism seems like they're trying to improve it. It's sort of like the biopunk side is like a piecraftian and the transhumanism is the ottensian side.

Atterton said:
What do you consider to be the difference?
You do have a point.

Tome Wilson said:
It depends on the person.

Getting a tattoo is part of transhumanism. Do tattoos make you a better person? To some, yes. To others, they're just art.

drachenlady said:
I don't know much about either, but even though both are about modifying humans, biopunk seems more like it's to make it different, transhumanism seems like they're trying to improve it. It's sort of like the biopunk side is like a piecraftian and the transhumanism is the ottensian side.

Atterton said:
What do you consider to be the difference?
Just wanted to give my point of view on biopunk and transhumanism~ It's a little late.
You can say you're a transhumanist without actively developing technologies and advancements that aid in one's cause. Transhumanism supports the advancement of the human race through technology (and really anything else), whereas biopunk is more centered on specifically genetic enhancement and DNA modification. From what I've read on their forums, it's more "punk" than Dieselpunk itself is, as a number of them are actively trying to further their own knowledge of the field through independent modification and research. So, biopunk is more specific and denotes a certain amount of "DIY" that transhumanism distinctly lacks.
From what I can tell.

That's all~
@Mewsy

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