Lynn Hershman Leeson

Synthia Stock Ticker


Like its namesake, the stock ticker invented by Thomas Edison, the networked sculpture Synthia Stock Ticker registers changes in the stock market in real time. A small monitor shows a female character named Synthia, whose actions are based on accumulated stock data. Instead of producing ticker tape, the sculpture symbolizes market performance through sixteen base behaviors determined by two percent changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, S&P 500, and Russell Cap indexes.

Synthia Stock Ticker - 2000

Synthia Stock Ticker, 2000, network-based art work, 38 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm