Clucks and Clicks: Archaeology & Ethics of Chickens in Games

Abstract

Catherine Flick and Tyr Fothergill: Chickens feature in far more games than you might think - and often in surprising ways! Not only can you kick, punch, breed, race, chase, bash, mash, cook, eat, and shoot chickens in games, but these activities directly relate to modern and ancient human-chicken relationships with a fascinating history. A technology ethicist and an archaeozoologist discuss their study into the representation of chickens in video games and how the histories of human-chicken relationships are reflected today.

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Boston, MA, USA