Diana Pho, aka Ay-leen the Peacemaker, friend of the site and editor of Beyond Victoriana, spoke recently at Roger Williams University where she gave a lecture on “Re-Racing Steampunk: Race, Memory & Retrofuturism”.

If you have concerns about Steampunk’s glorification of the past, and you should, the lecture is a must watch. As always, Diana’s words are thought-provoking and insightful.

You can read her post about the experience on her blog or just watch the video here. I’m sure she’d appreciate hearing what people think, so please post any comments on her blog.