Interview with Rabiah Al-Sibai of Datamancer Labs

The Computational Engine
The Nagy Magical-Movable-Type Pixello-Dynamotronic Computational Engine

Last year the global steampunk community lost one of its most cherished and well known characters. Richard “Doc” Nagy was the main designer and founder of Datamancer – the steampunk computer redesign company. In this frank interview, I talk to Rabiah Al-Sibai who has taken over operations of Datamancer Labs in the wake of their terrible loss. Here he talks of an employer and friend who had incredible vision, took a risk on his passion and spent days playing computer games when he should really have been working. Continue reading “Interview with Rabiah Al-Sibai of Datamancer Labs”

News round up 05/12/2013

Trebuchet Players
Copyright Signal2Noise photography

Good day to you Lords, ladies and gentlemen.

It’s the time of the week where I share my collected news from around the Empire and beyond. This week there’s news of someone playing steampunk music (whatever that is), a new theatre group trying Steampunk Hamlet and – most importantly – a link to an eBay account where a Datamancer keyboard signed by the late Richard “Doc” Nagy is up for auction with proceeds going to his family. Read on, dear fellows. Continue reading “News round up 05/12/2013”