ESP Biography



RAY LARDIE, ESP Teacher




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT ESP

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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Cosplay 101 in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Cosplay has been rising into public awareness as a fun, creative hobby, spurred on by the growing fame of events like San Diego Comic Con. But what is cosplay, actually? And how does a person get started? Come explore the history and how-tos in this introductory class, followed by crafting experimentation (materials provided). *Class is NOT intended for those already involved in cosplay, as it is a broad overview of the subject*


Egyptian Mythology: Creation to Contendings in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Most history classes gloss over Egyptian mythology in favor of studying the more well-known Greek and Roman gods—find out what you’ve been missing! We’ll cover the basic theories behind Egyptian cosmology, and many, many gods: from the major gods involved in the creation myth(s) up to the Contendings of Horus and Seth, from Osiris and Anubis, to lesser-known deities like Khonsu and Nit.


Egyptian Mythology: Creation to Contendings in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Most history classes gloss over Egyptian mythology in favor of studying the more well-known Greek and Roman gods—find out what you’ve been missing! We’ll cover the major gods involved in the Egyptian creation myth up to the Contendings of Horus and Seth, from Osiris and Anubis, to lesser-known deities like Khonsu and Nit.


Intro to Morphology: Linguistics for Sherlock in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Morphology is the study of morphemes-- the smallest unit of language that carries meaning. All languages are a puzzle, and once you learn the basics, you can dismantle a language into its parts and put it back together again. Come play Sherlock and puzzle out how any language works--even if you've never studied it before.


Fall of the Romanov Dynasty in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
The February Revolution, which forced the abdication of Tsar Nikolai II and ended Romanov rule in Russia, did not occur suddenly. Warning signs rumbled as far back as 1855, arguably longer. So what took the Romanovs from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military ruin, bringing Imperial Russia down with them?


Egyptian Mythology: Creation to Contendings in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Most history classes gloss over Egyptian mythology in favor of studying the more well-known Greek and Roman gods—find out what you’ve been missing! We’ll cover the major gods involved in the Egyptian creation myth up to the Contendings of Horus and Seth, from Osiris and Anubis, to lesser-known deities like Khonsu and Nit.


The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magic in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Magic was a daily fact of life for the ancient Egyptians-- everyone from the gods down to the humblest person made use of magic. But what do we mean by magic? And how did they do it? Come tackle the nuts and bolts of Egyptian magic from theory to practice, using ancient and modern examples.


Three Meters of Snow with No Air Pocket: The Soviet-Finnish Winter War in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
The Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland is often overshadowed by World War II. At the start of the war, generous estimates gave Finland 2 weeks before they'd surrender. 3 months, 1 week, and 5 days of punishing winter combat later, against all odds, it didn't happen. From military mistakes to ridiculous good luck, hear why this war went down as one of Finland's proudest moments in history.


Intro to Morphology: Linguistics for Sherlock in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Morphology is the study of morphemes-- the smallest unit of language that carries meaning. All languages are a puzzle, and once you learn the basics, you can dismantle a language into its parts and put it back together again. Come play Sherlock and puzzle out how any language works--even if you've never studied it before.