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.