“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Ask Educational Technology Coordinator Brandon Lindsey what he’s looking forward to this year, and instantly he starts speaking “tech.”
“I’m extremely excited to work with the young minds at the school in the areas of 3D modeling, film, and game design,” he said. “I hope to offer either electives or small training sessions in these fields that I personally love and would love to share.”
Of course, Mr. Lindsey fits right in with the tech-savvy students at HIS.
“I’m very excited to get a Minecraft server set up for the students to build a virtual landscape. I’m a kid at heart for sure. I still play some of these games myself!”
But surprisingly, Mr. Lindsey’s background is not entrenched in computer science and coding. He has a bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance, a bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts and a master’s degree in Digital Cinema. So how does a clarinet-playing-digital-cinematic-artist land a job in educational technology?
“When I was a young kiddo, my grandfather taught me how to build my own computers,” he said. “Ever since then I’ve been the family ‘techie’ and many people have told me that I have the mind of an engineer. Having a career in technology, education, with an infusion of art is a perfect choice for me. It was a no-brainer to work at HIS as the ET, not to be confused with Extra Terrestrial,” he said.
Mr. Lindsey is entering his tenth year in the field of education and says his approach to learning can be summed up in two words; evolve and question. When Mr. Lindsey is not working with the next big tech thing, he helps his parents take care of their ailing cat, Garfield. He gives Garfield injections to help with his kidneys and calls his feline sibling “his brother from another mother.”