A new music-driven sci-fi series animated with Blender is courting crowdfunders by making the first episode available for free on YouTube. Created by a team of artists, designers, musicians, actors, dancers and brands led by internet creative John Michael Boling (co-founder of are.na), CultureSport is a neon-lit, retro-futurist adventure centered on the world’s first self-award chatbot: Mikey.
The first episode, launching five years into the project alongside the Kickstarter campaign, builds up a picture of the show’s tech industry titan Peter Yost while reminding ‘90s club kids that the gabber scene wasn’t just a strange shared hallucination.
Synopsis: The seas are rising. A reclusive engineer has come to town, promising to invent a new system of dikes and dams, using a computer that harnesses the power of dreams. A pair of twins are selected for the study — gabber kids from the local hardcore scene. But as they get sucked deeper into a digital dream world, they realize the inventor’s true goal isn’t to protect Rotterdam at all.