Steampunk enthusiasts are interested – as the name suggests – in steam power, and Steampunk graphic novels and fiction often features technology such as airships and analogue computers.
The Royal Observatory is opening its doors to a host of steampunk artists, who who delight in names such as Lady Raygun, Doctor Geof and Major Thaddeus Tinker.
For the Longitude Punk’d exhibition, nine artists were commissioned to create works inspired by the technical inventions presented to the Board of Longitude between 1714 and 1828.
They responded with installations such as a crashed time-travelling airship, which will stand in the Meridian Courtyard, opulant apparel inspired by the night sky and outlandish contraptions purporting to solve the longitude problem.
Longitude Punk’d is at Royal Observatory Greenwich, London SE10, from 10 April-4 January 2015.