Unknown Hero
Making Fire
Rising Jewel
Pagoda Building
Caught in a Maze
Still Life
The Iron Man
Down Olympus
Making Both Ends Meet
Shackles of Existence
Boy in the Machine
Mortal Coil
End of Days
Ghost House
Night Light

Unknown Hero: Boy in the Machine
© Chris Rayn

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Boy in the Machine – This "cabin boy" of the 21st century is apathetically focusing on his work in an excavator. At an age when the middle and upper class youth still enjoy a carefree life of consumption paid for by their parents, he has to work long shifts for his own survival already. Driven by the repetitive movements of the excavator and monotonic work orders, he has fully melted with the machine. A machine that seemingly gives him "super powers" on the one hand, but strips him of his human free will on the other. As his machine, he has become a mere tool of greater powers.

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