Cristina Cochior

/graphic designer
Cristina Cochior (RO/NL) is a researcher and designer working in the Netherlands. With an interest in automation practices, disruption of the interface and peer to machine knowledge production, her practice consists of research investigations into technical and bureaucratic knowledge sharing systems.
MA Media Design and Communication - Piet Zwart Institute
BA (Hons) Visual Communication - Birmingham Institute of Art and Design


Computer assisted reading is now employed in literary analysis of texts. But what about human assisted reading? CAPTCHAS stand for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. They are representations of words in such a form that they cannot be read by a computer and need the assistance of human intelligence. The original reCAPTCHAs were taken from fragments of scanned text that couldn't be processed with the help of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software.
For this project, multiple publications were fabricated by generating CAPTCHAs from texts such as Katherine Hayles' 'How we read: Close, Hyper, Machine' to practice reading together with your machine.