Russet Lederman received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York City in 1999. She has exhibited her CD-ROM work at Prix Ars Electronica (where she received an Honorary Mention), Lab 01, The Digital Salon, Interstanding3, Neovideo International Video Festival, European Media Art Festival, ISEA 2000, Sonar 2000, Rotterdam Architectuur Film Festival, Brussels 2000, 4th Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, File New Media Festival (second place award), and Verbindingen-Jonctions4. Recent writings and reproductions about her work have appeared in Leonardo, The New York Times, Die Welt (Berlin), Art Journal and How Magazine (in which she received a Merit Award for Interactive Design). Her work is in the collection of The Swiss Federal Office of Culture and the Video Databank of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1994, principal of Russet Lederman Productions, which is involved in the artistic design of interactive media for CD-ROMs and web sites. She has taught at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and currently teaches interactivity at Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Much thanks goes to the following individuals for sharing their stories, photos, ephemera and time:

Cindi Cusick
Neil Duskis
Adam Klein

The following people provided valuable assistance, support, and expertise:

Sharon Denning, Flash and Javascript programming
Jeff Gutterman, sound editing
Emily Rubin, copy editing

I would also like to thank the New Media/New Century Award Jurors and the entire staff of the Smithsonian American Art Museum for giving me the opportunity to create this project. In particular: Merry Forresta, senior curator for photography; Jeana Foley, curatorial associate; Jeff Gates, New Media; Elizabeth Broun, Margaret and Terry Stent director; Steve Dietz, director of New Media Initiatives at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN; and Jim Sheldon, associate professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston, MA.