21 april 2021

today i learned about silk punk, invented by ken liu, a kind of tech aesthetic that draws inspiration from east asian culture + engineering https://kenliu.name/books/what-is-silkpunk/ http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/good-hunting-part-1-of-2/

key differences between steam punk and silk punk: technology (draws more inspiration from nature), materials (bamboo, shells, paper, silk, feathers, etc), east asian historical romances but the punk remains the same: rebellion, resistance.