ESP Biography



HENRY SHACKLETON, Physics & Philosophy, but not in a pretentious way




Major: 24-1/8

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I've officially been through four majors, unofficially probably around seven. I enjoy juggling, fire, drawing poorly, and committing to more things than I can realistically do (but rest assured, ESP is not one of them).



Past Classes

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A11723: Introduction to Puppyhammer and Meteorhammer in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
No, we don't hammer puppies. Come learn how to spin a fun new prop! You will learn the what the different modes of spinning are for a puppyhammer, then learn basic meteor and contact moves that can be done both with a puppyhammer and a meteorhammer. Experience with other props (poi, staff, etc.) is welcome. No experience with any spinning is even more welcome!


L10810: Compositional Semantics - How Sentences Come Together in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Compositional Semantics studies how the meaning of sentences come together from the meanings of individual words. In this class, we'll lay down some of the basic framework and notation used for this study, discuss some of the philosophical implications, and take a stab at figuring out how language works.


H10812: Philosophy of Color in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
What is color? Does color exist? What do I mean when I say "the grass is green"? Is color subjective? We'll discuss some of the common theories surrounding this, and the problems they face.