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Lynn Hershman Leeson (née Lynn Lester Hershman; born 1941) is a multimedia American artist and filmmaker. Her work combines art with social commentary, particularly on the relationship between people and technology. Leeson is a pioneer in new media, and her work with technology and in media-based practices helped legitimize digital art forms. Her interests include feminism, race, surveillance, and artificial intelligence and identity theft through algorithms and data tracking. She has been referred to as a "new media pioneer" for the prescient incorporation of new science and technologies in her work. She is based in San Francisco, California.
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Artist, Computer Artist, Digital Artist, Cinematographer, Art Critic, Installation Artist, Multimedia Artist, Performance Artist, Photographer, Sculptor, Video Artist
Lynn Hershman, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Lynn Hershman Lesson, Lynn Lester Hershman
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  • Signals: How Video Transformed the World Exhibition catalogue, Paperback, 188 pages
  • Being Modern: Building the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 288 pages
  • Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now Hardcover, 368 pages

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