About Us


SteamWonk contributors have advanced degrees and over a hundred years of professional and practical experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Our particular strengths are physics, engineering, data, and theater. In an age of concern for validity, we champion good, but open minded, scientific methods, rigorous data verification, and provenance tracking. We plan to leverage our knowledge and that of our members to form a community of scientifically and technically adept optimists interested in scientific testing, creation, and knowledge sharing.


SteamWonk is a technology and futurist blog containing one comic and one information article each on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Some will consider recent news, others will review topics that you hear about and say, “Oh yeah, whatever came of that?”, and others will be entirely new and of our own creation. SteamWonk is also a knowledge, learning, and product resource for members and subscribers. We want to help people profit from the coming technological changes by illustrating and demonstrating Wonk (expert) explanations, learnings, best practices, and hands-on experience. Our forums provide a technologically focused, topic-centric network for mavens and apprentices to meet and interact.


The SteamWonk Blog is emailed to subscribers and the next week posted online at www.steamwonk.com every 4-6 six weeks. Our website, episode archive, member forums, and store are always open.


The SteamWonk Blog is emailed to subscribers. It may also be viewed by navigating to our website or resourcing our RSS feed.


We believe that a technological Singularity is imminent and that we entered the cusp of that exponential curve in the 1980s with the advent of the internet. Technological advances are accelerating and “Things will never be slower than they are today.” Some people are afraid. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” We, on the other hand, are Cornucopians who believe that miracles await us. We want to supplant the fear with optimism. Our episodes will help you understand, enjoy, and even profit from technological advances. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”, and we will be creating “enchanted objects” and other wonderful toys and tools as part of our adventure with readers and subscribers. You’ll be able to locate products here that are difficult to find, along with DIY kits and instructional videos for STEM projects. Much of what we will share with you will be related to SMASIS: Smart Materials, Activated Structures, and Intelligent Systems. Over time we will build a community of like-minded scientists to test and promote new technologies. Let’s make magic!