This is a new and still ongoing project I have been working on while having taken up a teacher’s position at FZD in Singapore.
This project is set in the near future, in which new technologies like drones, 3D printing, and neural man-machine interfaces have become mass adopted to the point where they are common among even the poor parts of the world.
This has led to the discovery that especially children are able to control complex machines with neural impulses and even more so if the machinery in question has a resemblance to the human body. One of the side effects of that is the rise of a new popular sport, in which kids and teenagers compete against each other, taking control of humanoid robots and engage in duel-like fights.
The biggest cybernetics corporations established an image-polishing campaign to provide poor children with free basic cybernetic prosthetics, after having endured loss of limbs by accidents etc. This opened up a serious avenue of hope for these kids to escape p