Turing's Assembly Line

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Turing's Assembly Line is a cross between a gameart/artgame and an elearning (automatic learning) project. It was simultaneously developed for the amazing plato systems (automatic learning, 1960+) and for the web. It has been created by the Swiss artgroup AND-OR.ch (René Bauer and Beat Suter) in 2020.

As player you are not a user of the universal machine, you are Alan Turing‘s universal machine yourself. Please, sit down and begin to work!

You will receive task after task. You have to decide if you want to execute a task or if you don‘t. Of course you will also encounter some errors among the tasks. No program and no coder is perfect! You may even be confronted with exceptions, forkbombs ... and more.

Will you be fast enough? How many operations are you able to execute per minute? How long can you keep up the assembly line?

Turing created a slave, that works without thinking, without arguing and without any motivational design - the universal machine is just a bookkeeper with pencil and paper. Therefore Turing serialized everything to simple tasks in a line. He mechanized logic thinking to an assembly line job. And today almost everything is based on this universal (bookkeeping) slave from cars and excel sheets to servers, computers, smartphones and AI. But more and more this universal serf or slave is somehow pushing us to the edge and turns us into “fun slaves” of computers and processes.

Screen shots: 
Horizontal rectangular screen, primarily black with orange highlights. Options: Forward and execute.
Screen shows a section of the work titled 'password cracker', which is executed.
Work open, section reads 'YOU set the pixel of an explosion in a wikileaks video over iran. 2010'
Introductory section of the work, providing concept; working for the turing assembly line.

Turing's Assembly Line

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Cecilie Klingenberg