anaa | exhibition
CAPTCHA–T is an interactive installation that reflects on the growing number and complexity of bots that inhabit social media, namely Twitter. It proposes to re-interpret Alan Turing’s Imitation Game, the first basic model of AI and HCI tests, using two humans and a bot. Having two terminals, one placed in Lisbon and the other in Almada, it allows the participants to “create and share ideas and information instantly” about the PLUNC festival. Interfering in the discourse there’s a bot capturing tweets about the festival and placing them in the system. Given that this bot is identified as being the user from the opposite terminal, it becomes ambiguous who is in fact communicating from the other side: a human or a bot?