Ryan Cherewaty
PHARMAKON

Online personas inhabit an abstraction of humanity in a timeless world. Does this then offer a form of immortality in the artifice? Do we become avatars of gods seeking worship? How has media platform worship reshaped the concept of divinity? Our consciousness is transmitted across the network, re-narrating the concept of self while creating representations in an idealised image that adheres to the network protocols. Paradoxically, this network-bestowed omnipotence only can be achieved through adhering to the terms and conditions, the surrendering of identity and privacy, and in exchange for all of our data. What is left of the identity when it is surrendered to the network?
Creating a link with the myth of Demeter Ryan Cherewaty intend to create a narrative that re-imagines the Greek pantheon by representing them through the contemporary dominant aesthetics of social media and online gaming.

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