ESP Biography

LUCAS KASSER, CS and Philosophy Major at Brown University

Major: Computer Science and Philosophy

College/Employer: Brown University

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Reared in corn country, Lucas Kasser soon developed a hatred for the outdoors. Rebelling against such insidious forces as "fresh air" and "trees," he instead spent his days in a dark basement teaching himself how to code and thinking about the nature of morality. Now that he's in college he basically does the same thing, except in a dorm instead of a basement. He also owns three cats, all of whom are cute and fluffy.

Past Classes

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H10668: Intro to Epistemology in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Have you ever wondered whether or not you actually know stuff? Do you want to win (or at least not lose) every argument that you have? Does the word "Epistemology" sound fun to say? In this class we will be discussing what (if anything) we can actually know. The class is intended for those without an extensive philosophy background

C10669: Introduction to Unity3D in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
In this class we will cover the fundamentals of the game development engine Unity3D. This powerful and ubiquitous software can enable developers to easily build games without worrying about low-level concepts like physics engines, colliders, AI navigation, and rendering. Furthermore, the vast array of plugins, the ability to easily export a game to a variety of platforms, and the fact that Unity is free for small companies makes this a great choice for starting game development. Note, however, that this is an introduction to Unity, not an introduction to programming. Please adhere to the course prereqs