Shepherd Ezra Beerhorst is 14 years old. He is a gamer. His favorite current two games are Skyrim and Minecraft. He is of a generation who has a deep connection with the computer. They know what computers can do and how it is changing not only or world but how our brains work. I know Shepherd really well and I believe our future is in good hands.
I have on occasion sat down to do what he does with the controller and have felt totally inept, like I am the stewardess trying to fly the plane. It has been both a humbling and helpful experience in that it allowed me greater respect for the world he lives in. When I was 14 it was 1974 and a very different place with a very different zeitgeist. I want to learn what I can from Shepherd because in some way how well I adapt to the future that is coming at me like a speeding train depends upon it.
This a video by Mail Order Monsters who will be in show at the DAAC June 8th with other bands creating music inspired by video games. Check out the FB event here.