Seeing the world through the lens of protocols has completely changed how I navigate it. Realizing how “protocolized” I was, it was difficult not to use this language in everyday context. This project aims to make the protocol perspective accessible to everyone. Inspired by Angela Walch’s The Protocol System Experience essay, I created a choose-your-path style card game designed to explain the concepts in the essay to friends IRL. Picture this: you’re playing a game with your friends –it’s a safe setting, so you don’t mentally have your guard up. You’re navigating various social situations in the context of a dinner party in Dubai. Through the game, you gain insight into your cultural tendencies and how you handle interpersonal situations. Instead of randomly being assigned a persona as in most games, you discover your protocol persona based on the answers you choose. The Protocol Party game is a starting point for your protocol journey.

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