#ForYou: A Game About Algorithms Discussion Guide
#ForYou has three phases, each of which introduces a different way in which recommendation algorithms work:
- the Popularity phase, in which players try to guess the Optimization algorithm so their video will be seen by as many people as possible;
- the Advertising phase, in which players try to solve the Audience algorithm so their ads will be seen by the right audience; and
- the Machine Learning phase, where players solve a new Audience algorithm with the help of proxy data that lets them infer extra information about users.
This discussion guide includes a gameplay overview, instructions on how to run the game as a workshop, a pre-brief and debrief before and after each round of the gameplay to introduce and discuss key ideas about algorithms, rules for quickplay, and a glossary of key terms.
#ForYou: A Game About Algorithms was made possible by a financial contribution from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.