The ethics of human-chicken relationships in video games
In this paper, we look at the historical place that chickens have held in media depictions and as entertainment, analyse several types of representations of chickens in video games, and draw out reflections on society in the light of these representations. We also look at real-life, modern historical, and archaeological evidence of chicken treatment and the evolution of social attitudes with regard to animal rights, and deconstruct the depiction of chickens in video games in this light.
Citation : Fothergill, B. T. and Flick, C. (2016) The ethics of human-chicken relationships in video games. ACM SIGCAS Newsletter 45 (3), pp. 100-108
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : No