marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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clockpunk

 Pondering the sorts of imitation-of-modern-day technology that you could do with clockpunk.

Once you allow for just about infinite power in springs, of course.  

Much depends on the flavor of society.  If it's actually Rennaissancesque, or Baroque-like, it would mostly be used to adorn or at most defend the courts of royalty.  There's too much cultural change in the spread of even clockwork outward.

One notes that chivalric romance would power automata with wind.  Then, you'd have things like the statues of two lovers embracing on a (mock) tomb whenever the wind blows.  It's not something that being becalmed would be a big problem.
Tags: world-building: social structure, world-building: technology
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