Studio closures, harassment, crunch time, rumblings of unionization – game labour issues currently have unprecedented public profile.

Join us at a public forum with game developers, media work researchers, and digital labour activists to discuss working conditions and social inequalities in the video games industry and strategies to improve conditions in digital media.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar St). It will be moderated by Austin Walker, the Editor of VICE Games. Six speakers – game workers, union organizers, and researchers – will participate in a moderated conversation, followed by Q&A and refreshments.

This event is hosted by CWA Canada, Cultural Workers Organize, Game Workers Unite Toronto, and Toronto Media Arts Centre.  It marks the launch of “Contested Formations of Digital Game Labor,” a special issue of the journal Television & New Media, currently freely available as an open-access publication.

For more information about the guest speakers, or to register for your free ticket to this event, check out this Eventbrite page.

 

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