This pop-up is designed to engage visitors in a simple game that hopefully leads to a larger discussion that challenges most people ideas that algorithms are value neutral and engage them in a deeper conversation about data privacy and security. This guide is intended for a public pop-up, but facilitators can play the Algorithm Game anywhere and adapt it to their needs.
Algorithm Game Materials
Sign Materials (White board & dry erase markers, pre-made poster)
Other DLINQ Tabling Materials (recommend: bookmarks, data detox kit, books)
Choose a wide, open and public space for passerbys to see you. Set-up your table with enough space for the algorithm game on one side and tabling materials on the other. Many people came for the game and the free candy, but stayed to peruse the books, use the data detox kit, and to talk about the experience.
In the game, our opponent’s objective is to get the candy and not end up with the undesirable object, our objective is simply to satisfy our algorithmic function.
13 pieces of candy
1 undesirable object
Algorithms of Oppression (Optional)