I'm Not a Robot

2020 / University Project

Typography / Animation / Cinema 4D


A Magical Journey Through Space

by Leonell Cassio

From ZapSplat.com

“I’m not a robot” is a phrase many of us see everyday, yet tend to not think about. But with each Google CAPTCHA we complete to prove we’re human, we also help train machines by feeding them with data.

This project explores how materials and typography can be used to enhance the meaning of a piece of text. The giant sliding puzzle is a playful analogue mechanism that reveals this invisible training process. It invites participants to see the significant part their individual contributions play in technological advancements, as “I’m not a robot” is collectively decoded. The COVID-19 pandemic began halfway through this project, therefore an animation was made to function as the digital prototype for the physical typographic piece.

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