Steampunk PC from Datamancer: The Archbishop


29 Responses to “Steampunk PC from Datamancer: The Archbishop”

  1. Brother Phil says:

    Another gorgeous piece of work from Datamancer. I’ve got to have a go myself, sometime.

  2. Ugly Canuck says:

    And then…the comfy chair!!

  3. Tensegrity says:

    Whether it’s steampunk or not, it’s quite beautiful. It actually reminds me most of Canticle for Liebowitz.

  4. stratojoe says:

    Definitely Preacherbot.

  5. Axx says:

    I usually tire of this steampunk stuff…but this is actually kinda cool.

  6. mdhatter says:

    This is in it’s own category. Maybe Catho-punk?


  7. Takuan says:

    “Friar Sparks sat wedged between the wall and the realizer.”

  8. Moon says:


  9. dculberson says:

    My time … is yours.

  10. seyo says:

    lmao, you guys rule. i rub u.

  11. jfrancis says:

    Are these things better aged and used looking? Or new? Are these artifacts from the past, or is the user back in time?

  12. mdhatter says:

    Or ’15 minutes into the future’?

    I love the look, maybe the keyboard should reverse and appear to be some sort of tray, and I imagine you’d need to sit at an outdated ergonomic kneeler chair.

  13. Arcadian says:

    Well on our way to 40k.

  14. loci says:

    I like steampunk designs (usually) but that’s hideous.

  15. Datamancer says:

    I would just like to point out that nowhere have I mentioned the word Steampunk anywhere near this project. I’m calling it a “Gothic” design, which I mean in the purely aesthetic sense (in other words, think “architecture” not “spiked chokers and eyeliner”)


  16. Ugly Canuck says:

    That’s not hideous. It’s most holy-o.
    Love wooden doors which open to reveal LCD monitors….don’t know why.
    Come to think of it any wooden computer is a-ok in my (Note)books.

  17. Ugly Canuck says:

    Oh wait the doors are glass not wood…but I still like it.
    I do really like stained glass work. Not enough of it about IMO.

  18. 0xdeadbeef says:

    Is this the birth of Reverend Lionel Preacherbot?

  19. BassTooth says:

    @#5 nah, it’s definitely hideous. doesn’t mean i don’t think its cool.

    needs an excessive amount of thick rose colored candles.

    dig the bible-mousepad.

  20. seyo says:

    This isn’t steampunk. Just because it’s made from old-timey materials doesn’t make it steampunk. There are no exposed mechanisms, tubes, piping, valves, gears, levers, dials or gages.

    This is in it’s own category. Maybe Catho-punk? Molester-tech? Dunno. Def not steampunk though.

  21. John Coulthart says:

    According to Umberto Eco, it wouldn’t be Catho-punk if it’s running Windows. In 1994 he wrote:

    “I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant. Indeed, the Macintosh is counter-reformist and has been influenced by the ratio studiorum of the Jesuits. It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory; it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach — if not the kingdom of Heaven — the moment in which their document is printed. It is catechistic: The essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Everyone has a right to salvation.”

  22. Takuan says:

    and the penguin?

  23. neurolux says:

    oooh, i’d feel extra dirty surfing for porn on that thing!

  24. Chris L says:

    Vatican City, 3 miles beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, a screen flickers to life, flooding the surrounding area with a reddish glow. A massive lift descends from the cavernous ceiling. It is Bernini’s baldacchino.

    A voice from screen beckons, “Welcome back, your Holiness.”

  25. John Coulthart says:

    Eco doesn’t mention Linux but they’re probably Gnostics.

  26. trr says:

    Cardinal Fang, poke her with … the soft cushions!

  27. Moon says:

    Ditto what SEYO said. It’s almost like he read my mind.

    We need a Commission on Steampunk Authenticity.

  28. Art says:

    It’s brilliant. Absolutely BRILLIANT!

    Datamancer has pushed the envelope, my friends.

    This man has done more to promote this genre than most any other artist on the planet. In his art and innovation, he may move in ways that may shock and surprise. Such is the nature of the genuine artistic mind.

    As far as establishing a “Steampunk Authenticity Commision” is concerned: Let’s leave that sort of nonsense to politicians and lesgislators.

  29. Piper says:

    That’s not steampunk. Attaching brass plumbing parts to it with a hot glue gun –now THAT would be steampunk.

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