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1 / 14 Steampunk 1 - Electricity Generating Bike An electricity generating bike from Steampunk: Form & Function at The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (Nicholas Dynan for WBUR)
1 / 14 Steampunk 1 - Electricity Generating Bike An electricity generating bike from Steampunk: Form & Function at The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (Nicholas Dynan for WBUR)

A quirky art exhibit called Steampunk, Form & Function recently opened at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham.

If you're wondering what steampunk is, you're not alone.

“It means a lot of different things to different people,”said Bruce Rosenbaum, a major Steampunk fan and the sponsor of the museum exhibit. “It’s come out in movies, in fashion, in literature, in gaming and in design. I like to think about Steampunk as a re-imagination — if the Victorian period or the industrial period happened at the same time as the computer or information age.”

Still confused? WBUR's Andrea Shea dives into the world of steampunk.

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  • Andrea Shea, WBUR arts reporter

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This segment aired on December 17, 2010.

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