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Exhibition Detail
The Agent Ruby Files
151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


March 30th, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013
Opening: 
March 30th, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
 
Agent Ruby, Lynn Hershman LeesonLynn Hershman Leeson, Agent Ruby,
1999-2002 (screenshot detail); web project (www.agentruby.net); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of bitforms gallery, Paule Anglim Gallery, and the artist; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2008.230
© Lynn Hershman Leeson
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SFMOMA commissioned the online project Agent Ruby by acclaimed San Francisco artist Lynn Hershman Leeson in 2001-2002. Since that time Agent Ruby — an artificial intelligence Internet entity — has conversed with online users, which has shaped her memory, knowledge, and moods. The work reflects the artist's long-standing interest in the interaction between fictional or virtual characters and real people or situations. This digital and analog presentation reinterprets dialogues drawn from a decade-long archive of text files and reflects on technologies, recurrent themes, and patterns of audience engagement.


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