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Paragon+ was an installation at Appendix Project Space about the ever-arriving fantasy of digital utopia.
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  • Paragon+ was an installation at Appendix Project Space about the ever-arriving fantasy of digital utopia. In an idyllic future where technology enables everyday people to oust dictators, to fully fund a feature film in a week, or to be (tele)present on all seven continents at once, how does an ideal citizen look? Thought leaders often map social ideals onto the human form. If 19th and 20th century societies were embodied by archetypes like the yeoman-farmer, the artisan-scholar, and the citizen-soldier, will the 21st century paragon be a hacker-amputee? A videographer-coder-forager? Serene & despotic, Paragon+ suggests that a dematerialized future includes a drastic re-visualization of the body politic.
  • Paragon+ and Appendix Project Space were featured in the New Museum's Art Spaces Directory, a really cool book that was published in 2012.

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