Born in Nancy, France in 1971, Samuel Bianchini is an artist and teacher-researcher with l’'École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris where he directs the Reflective Interaction research program. His works operate in context, in public and in real time, inciting us to comtemplate and reflect rather than act.
Keywords is a computer program on a USB key. A Captcha, a form of Turing test that distinguishes human beings from robots users, is generated on the screen. A second program then attempts to interpret the characters in the Captcha to enter them automatically, below those distorted. Upon failing to pass the interpretation, the machine seems to behave like a hesitant human.
Word after word, attempt after attempt, these doubled series of words let us perceive their difference, permit comparison, and make visible the struggle of a machine with itself while it tries to pass for a human being.