Wikidata Card Game
July 1 ― October 24, 2021
With a card generated through Wikidata Card Game Generator of Bleeptrack, a participating artist of Open Codes. Networked Commons, visitors can play the Top Trumps game at any time during the exhibition period. Bunches of cards automatically generated based on four keywords, such as chemical element, city, K-pop idol, and new media artist, are provided in the exhibition hall, and the types of cards are arbitrarily replaced.
1. Deal an equal number of cards to all players.
2. Each player puts their cards in a stack on the table in front of them, bottom-up, and picks up the top card.
3. The player to the dealer’s left selects a category from their card, and reads out the value.
4. All other players read out their values in that category. Whoever has the “best” value (higher, cheaper, longer; sometimes the players might have to discuss this), gets all cards which the other players are holding and puts them at the bottom of their stack.
5. Everyone draws another card, and the winner of the last round now selects a category, and continues according to step 3 and 4.
6. When someone loses their last card, they are out of the game. When someone gains all cards, they win!
Bleeptrack, Wikidata Card Game Generator(2019)
Wikipedia, an attempt at democratizing knowledge in the age of networked computation, is an online open-source encyclopedia in an era when it is a real challenge to distill knowledge from the increasing number of data and information points that surround us and are generated constantly. Wikipedia and its sister projects, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, are immense resources and multiple sets of data that serve as a basis for statistics, data visualizations, or games.
Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. With the Wikidata Card Game Generator one can generate a custom card game suitable for playing Top Trumps. One just has to think of a topic and type it into the search box. Then, choose one of the suggestions and click “Generate.” The authors fetch items from Wikidata, which are instances of arbitrary subclasses of provided topics. Made for the Wikidata-Workshop 2019 in Ulm. Source code is on GitHub.
Bleeptrack is a freelancing creative technologist. Her main interests lie in the areas of generative or AI art, digital fabrication and DIY electronics.
Hosted and Organized by
Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation