Steam Culture stood true to its meaning on this week's episode! Brent took a dive into the topic of Steam Punk and how it relates to our culture today. Steam Punk is a mix between Sci-fi and Victorian era clothing, steam-era powered machinery, personalities and literature. You can find this genre in movies such as Van Helsing or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
In last week's edition of Steam Culture, Brent is still on his family vacation in Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak, Colorado. Did you know that Pikes Peak is one of the most famous peaks in the world? Brent tells us all about the fun he is having exploring Colorado and talks a little bit about this historic steam locomotive that is currently resting at Pikes Peak. The train was also used in the movie The Sound of Music.
On today's episode of Steam Culture, Brent discusses the origin of the words "steam" and "boiler." The word "steam" originated from a German word, which has links to a Dutch word "stoom." We use these words so much here at WARE, but we really wanted to dig in and find out the true origin of the word "steam." We don't want to give away all the details, so watch the video below to learn more.
Better late than never...On this Steam Culture episode, Brent talks about Cinco de Mayo and the meaning behind the day. He also talks about how steam is used to cook tamales. Brent also gives a quick history lesson on the Battle of Puebla. Hot Tamale!
WARE is introducing a new educational series, Steam Culture. Every Friday, tune into our YouTube channel to see the latest episode of Steam Culture. Our host Brent will take viewers on the adventure of where steam and culture intersect. Brent will introduce viewers to everything one could possibly want to know about steam and the historical figures that made it a crucial tool for the many industrial applications we use today.