ESP Biography

ALEX BOOKBINDER, MIT freshman studying nuclear

Major: 22

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Nuclear is cool. MIT is cool. Freshmen are cool. Explosions are also cool. Nuclear is fun. MIT is fun. Some freshmen are fun. All explosions are fun. Nuclear freshmen are also fun. Nuclear explosions are not fun. Safety is fun. Explosion safety is very fun. Nuclear safety is fun. Nuclear explosion safety is essentially impossible.

Past Classes

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H14232: Assessing Arguments For God: A Crash Course in Counter-Apologetics in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
We'll describe and critique several of the classic arguments for religious claims, as well as discuss the role of religion in our society today.

H14358: the Ideologies of Korra in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
In this class, we will use the show Legends of Korra as a medium through which to discuss the Ideologies and Historical Context of the Villains, and so of early 1900s political philosophies. Through which, we will discuss what ideologies are represented faithfully in the show, and which ones are less so, to put it mildly. Topics to be discusses include Socialism, Anarchism, the Red Scare and J Edgar Hoover, and some methods of "close reading" and critical analysis that you can use to be a better consumer of media!

X13821: Intro to Stained Glass in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
I know, it sounds like it would take a bunch of super expensive specialized equipment, but what if I told you, it can be done completely with hand-tools? Join me to handcraft your own stained glass sun catcher using the Tiffany Copper Foil Technique and learn the skills necessary to make larger stained glass works of art like boxes or windows.

X13316: Oboe Reeds: A Craft in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Oboists, come join us and try making reeds! You will be taught, start to finish, the basics of crafting your own little noise sticks. It'll be a fun, nerdy, double-reedy experience!