This piece was inspired by the words of Seth Killian, a gaming developer and creative thinker, for the Future of Gaming show.
Complex and dynamic systems dominate our existence, from the food we eat, to our jobs, to geopolitical conflict. Games are a brilliant path to becoming a native speaker in the language of these systems, where you function within them but are also invited to stand outside of them, consider their nature, and better predict their effects.
Beyond understanding the world, they also serve as an important way to learn about yourself. To understand another, to inhabit the choices they face, and to experience the world from a perspective other than your own."
For this project I worked with Gavin Benes near his home in the desert near Joshua Tree, California. Training to be a professional player in League of Legends, he was a great model and collaborator.
Naomi White, Los Angeles, 2014