Gameworkers and Guildworkers
Video game essay
Gameworkers and Guildworkers focuses on the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris and its virtual reconstruction in the video game Assassin's Creed Unity (2014) to examine the working conditions of the builders. Revisiting 13th century statutes of the guild workers who built the original cathedral reveals that contemporary game workers have fewer industry protections than their Medieval counterparts.
The project is inspired by the international Game Workers Unite movement. The game is currently in development and can be followed here.