Kinetic Steam Works: Breathing life into industrial machines in West Oakland
In this Audiograph, we go to a warehouse tucked away behind a metal scrap yard. Kinetic Steam Works is an industrial workspace for people to tinker with old machines in West Oakland. A mish-mash group of engineers, artists and hobbyists gather here every weekend to bring back the lost art of steam power.
STEPHEN RADEMAKER: There's a big difference between, at least in our minds, the fashion craze of Steampunk and our existence as steam dorks.
This story originally aired in August of 2017. Audiograph is a radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature, telling the story of where you live and the people who live there with you.