Net works (1996-2000)

Pioneering the use of networked data and telepresence to address the issue of surveillance, Hershman Leeson created her first net-based artworks in this period. CybeRoberta (1996) consists of a robotic doll with webcams in her eyes, that can be controlled from a website. Synthia the Stock Ticker (2000) is a networked sculpture in which the behavior of a female character is determined by the changes in the stock market, in real time.Produced at a later moment, Present Tense (2012) feeds on real time networked data to reflect water toxicity in Silicon Valley, addressing the effects of technology on the natural environment and our well being.