The Dollie Clones

The Dollie Clones are two telerobotic dolls, Tille, The Telerobotic Doll and CybeRoberta , whose eyes have been replaced with cameras. The video cameras, installed in their left eyes, produce a real-time stream of each doll’s line of sight, uploading images to a web feed that refreshes every thirty seconds. Each doll has a website that allows users to view the images taken by the webcams and click on an “eyecon” to telerobotically turn the doll’s head 180 degrees to survey the gallery. Visitors to the physical space can also transmit images back to the website. When the two dolls are exhibited together, they pirate each other’s information.  CybeRoberta is a miniaturized version of Hershman Leeson’s alter ego, Roberta Breitmore, recognizable by her signature hair ornaments and sunglasses.

 

CybeRoberta - 1996

CybeRoberta, 1996, custom-made doll, clothing, glasses, webcam, surveillance camera, mirror, original programming and telerobotic head rotating system

 

Tille, the Telerobotic Doll, 1995, custom-made doll, clothing, webcam, surveillance camera, original programming and telerobotic head-rotating system, laptop 

Diagram for Tille, the Telerobotic Doll and CybeRoberta, 1995/1996, photograph