These Are The Fantastical Victorian Off-Roaders That Didn't Exist

Cars have been around longer than people realize, with larval versions dating back to the early 1800s. What's also been around a long time is people's infatuation with the idea of a go-anywhere exploration vehicle. Even if they were only built in jingoistic imaginations, it's still a start. » 6/18/13 4:32pm 6/18/13 4:32pm

Alessandro Porta Artwork Makes Us Fantasize About Dystopian Mass Transit

Luigi Colani-esque buses? Check. Dinosaurs? Check. AT-AT walkers? Check. Syd Mead-like construction vehicles? Check. Star Destroyers? Check. The artwork of Alessandro Porta is straight out of our 11-year-old dreams (before we started to hit puberty and they went all Heavy Metal » 9/08/08 12:00pm 9/08/08 12:00pm). Porta is a car designer with his own…

Gawker Geeks Out, Launches io9 Sci-Fi Site

So you're pretty anxious about 2008? How about 2078? If you're thoughts end up bent more towards the future than the present, maybe our newly launches sister-site, io9 might be for you. Described by editor Annalee Newitz as a pop-culture site in which she and her team of sci-fi savvy writers get to focus on "fantasies… » 1/02/08 11:00am 1/02/08 11:00am