ESP Biography


Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2027

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Past Classes

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A15757: finding symmetry in letters: how to make your own ambigrams! in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
an ambigram is a visual design featuring a word or phrase written in such a way that you can read it from multiple perspectives. scroll through for concrete examples—they're really cool! this class will present examples of ambigrams, discuss techniques for making ambigrams, and guide you through making your own! you can choose whatever words and phrases you want; we'll probably start by making ambigrams of all our names (making ambigrams is more possible than you think! but of course, some words/phrases/names have letter combinations that just won't work). this class will mostly focus on rotational ambigrams, since they're the easiest and the most common, but other types of ambigrams (see descriptions below) will be discussed too, and i'd be super excited to try some together! come dip your toes into an art form that is a wonderful mix of calligraphy and puzzle-solving—you'll probably also pick up some calligraphy skills along the way (no experience needed)! brush pens and chisel-tip markers will be provided; bring your phones as well so you can try making ambigrams digitally! (the symmetry option in drawing apps is very useful) types of ambigrams: there are rotational ambigrams (rotationally symmetric; readable normally and upside down), mirror ambigrams (vertically symmetric; readable normally and in a mirror), "lake" ambigrams (horizontally symmetric; readable normally and when reflected as in a lake), and more! there are also asymmetric ambigrams, including asymmetric versions of the above types (which read as a different word/phrase when turned upside down or reflected), as well as perceptual shift ambigrams and figure-ground ambigrams (which can read as multiple different words/phrases from a single perspective depending on how you process it).