First 100 Days is a tabletop game that makes it possible for people of different ideological stripes to have open-minded conversations with one another about President Donald J. Trump’s first hundred days in office.​​​​​​​
In the game, players create headlines with a left, right, centrist, or “fake news” spin in response to Trump’s tweets about events that unfolded during those first hundred days. ​​​​​​​
The cards that players use to construct these headlines contain words derived from converting a Kaggle open-source dataset of news headlines and RSS feeds dated between 2016 and 2017 into a text document, filtering it to eliminate irrelevant content, and “text mining” it in RStudio to determine which words were used most frequently in headlines/RSS feeds between January 20 and April 29, 2017, the president’s first hundred days in office.

Game logo.

A selection of Tweet cards from the game. Players draw a card to form a headline after spinning the top.

A selection of Tweet cards from the game. Players draw a card to form a headline after spinning the top.

A detail from the exhibition, informing players to how to start the game.

A detail from the exhibition, informing players to how to start the game.

Close-up view of the back of a Tweet card with the game logo.

Close-up view of the back of a Tweet card with the game logo.

Headline cards for players to create their headline for the chosen Tweet card.

Headline cards for players to create their headline for the chosen Tweet card.

On the left, the 3D printed spinning top modelled by Kira Street can be seen. The top is used to determine the media bias. On the right, close-up detail for the Headline cards and their back.

Close-up detail of a Tweet card from day 93.

Detail from the back pattern of Headline cards.

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