Lynn Hershman Leeson (born 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is one of the most important and groundbreaking media artists internationally. Over the past fifty years, she has created groundbreaking works in photography, video, film, performance, artificial intelligence, bioart, installation, and interactive and web-based media art. She has long and consistently dealt with topics that are now seen as key to the human condition of late modern society: for example, the relationship between people and technology, identity and gender, surveillance and control or the use of algorithms as a means of combating it of censorship, racism and political repression….
…Pamela C. Scorzin: Dear Lynn Hershman Leeson, as a research artist you have been working for years with scientists, geneticists, programmers, developers and engineers, among others, to explore the effects of technological progress and change on our self-image and identity. How do you get in touch with these people? And how do you introduce yourself to them? What do you tell them you do?