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    Youtopia, 2011
    'Youtopia' captures hyperlinked reality and pokes fun at the curatorial process in the age of misinformation. Virtual assistants investigate an emailed link to a New York Times article titled: "Guggenheim and YouTube Seek Budding Video Artists." Their automated inquiries, skewed by database hierarchies and software glitches, produce convoluted associations and misguided conclusions. The search results, texts, and screen-grabs are 'real', but the electronic helpers seem to have ulterior motives, blurring boundaries between artificial intelligence and the human psyche. 'Youtopia' highlights the general state of affairs in our quick-to-click culture.