ESP Biography



LILLY CHIN, ESP Teacher




Major: 6-2, EECS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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Down the Rabbit Hole - An In-Depth Exploration of Wonderland in HSSP Summer 2017
"Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas — only I don't exactly know what they are!" Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have certainly filled many people's heads with ideas - references show up to it in Japanese video games, The Matrix, and even biological theories! But just what are these ideas? And how closely do they tie with Lewis Carroll's source material? In this class, we'll be doing an in-depth exploration of Wonderland - reading Carroll's original writings, investigating how Alice's portrayal has changed over time and discussing what these changes mean for the nature of childhood, history of mathematics, drug culture and more!


Beginning Tetris Strategies in Splash 2015
Enjoy Tetris but can't seem to clear your lines fast enough? Come learn some new strategies and strengthen your spatial reasoning abilities! After going over several strategies, test your skills against other Splash students in the TETRIS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS! If you would like to practice beforehand, we will be playing 1 v 1 games on Tetris Friends' Arena mode. Come SQUARE OFF and win fabulous prizes!


Down the Rabbit Hole - An Exploration of Wonderland in Splash 2015
"Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas — only I don't exactly know what they are!" Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have certainly filled many people's heads with ideas - references show up to it in Japanese video games, The Matrix, and even biological theories! But just what are these ideas? In this class, we'll be investigating how Alice's portrayal has changed over time and discuss what these changes mean for the nature of childhood, history of mathematics, drug culture and more!


Look Around You in HSSP Spring 2015
Think about how you go to school everyday. You're probably pretty familiar with it. But could you explain how to get to your school to an alien? Are there any details that people have pointed out to you that you've never seen before? Come explore the MIT / Cambridge area with us as we learn how to be more observant of your surroundings. Find wonder in the mundane by looking around with us, writing your own exploration reports, and reading famous poets and authors' take on truly experiencing one's environment.


TETRIS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS in Splash 2014
Must smash puny blocks!!! Come show off your might and mettle against other Splash students in fierce games of Tetris! If you would like to practice beforehand, we will be playing 1 v 1 games on Tetris Friends' Arena mode. Come SQUARE OFF and win fabulous prizes!


How to solve a puzzle in Splash 2014
What is a puzzle to you? A crossword puzzle? Sudoku? A brain teaser? Logic puzzle? For us, puzzles include these things and more. It's simply anything which can be solved somehow for a single answer. How about a simple list of words written in different colors: http://www.mathcamp.org/2009/hunt/acolorfullist.html is a puzzle, and it has an answer. In this class, we'll dissect puzzles, going through many kinds of puzzles and some common techniques for solving them. Then we'll let you get some hands-on experience, trying some real puzzles from past puzzle hunts.


Square Dancing! in Splash 2014
"Heads Pass the Ocean, Extend, Circulate..." What could these terms possibly mean? Come learn the basics of modern Western Square Dancing from members of MIT's very own Tech Squares! Solve puzzles with your body as we give a whirlwind introduction to square dancing!


Modernist Literature in HSSP Spring 2014
“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.” - Jorge Luis Borges We'll read some short stories, plays, and poetry from various modernist authors like T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Ralph Ellison, and Tom Stoppard. We'll also explore some literary theory and some of the historical, scientific, and philosophical influences on the modernist movement.


Foodtongue! in Splash! 2013
Yogurt mint cake! Apple oyster Peach-Sauce-Sandwich! What could these random collections of food possibly mean? Come learn Foodtongue, a constructed language where all of the words are food in an immersive learning environment. Beginners and polyglots welcome!


Beginning Tetris Strategies in Splash! 2013
Enjoy Tetris but can't seem to clear your lines fast enough? Come learn some new strategies and strengthen your spatial reasoning abilities! This class is not required for participation in the Tetris tournament. If you know what a T-spin is, this class is not for you.


The Mathematics of SET in Splash! 2013
What does visualizing lines in 4D space, ridiculously hard counting problems, and making people think you have ESP have in common? They all have to do with the game SET! SET is an awesome card game of visual perception and pattern matching with even more awesome math behind it! Come to this class prepared to have fun playing SET and to work with others to figure out some of the awesome combinatorics and geometry involved in the game.


Tetris Tournament of Champions! in Splash! 2013
Must smash puny blocks!!! Come show off your might and mettle against other Splash students in fierce games of Tetris! We will be playing 1 v 1 games on Tetris Friends' Arena mode. TetrisFriends account and laptop not required, but would be helpful.


SET! in Splash! 2013
Come play the awesomest game in existence! SET is a game of visual perception and pattern matching. Come to learn how to play and challenge yourself against others!