Sergeev Sergey «Captcha»
StateMuseumof Urban Sculpture.
New Exhibition Hall
Saint Petersburg Chernoretsky Lane, 2 / Nevsky Prospect, 179
Captcha as Neurotext and the Beginning of the Age of Restoration
As culture and technology have evolved, modern man has been quickly turning into a cyborg. He no longer needs long-term memory, logical and analytical thinking, and a thoroughgoing awareness of self. He can make do without natural fertilization, directly expressed emotions, worn-out joints, aged and crumbling teeth, wrinkles, cataracts, and internal organs. He can thus conceal his actual age and camouflage his anomalies and true level of intelligence. Prostheses, canned thoughts and memories, gadgets, and translation and information storage devices replace defective components. What we are witnessing now is the consequence of evolutionary changes in thinking, whose stages are known to us only from the traces of material culture and the emergence and development of writing. Continue reading