ESP Biography



NATHAN PARTLAN, Brown sophomore studying computer science




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Brown University

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Nathan Partlan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Nathan is in his third year of Computer Science studies at Brown University. He is one of the developers of the free computer game "Leges Motus." He is also a fan of Metal music.



Past Classes

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History, Sub-genres, and Appreciation of Metal Music in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Musical taste is controversial. Heavy Metal has always been especially so. Come learn about the storied and rich history of Metal. Be captivated by the energy of it, the uncompromising devotion to making music that is good instead of popular. Break free of the reins of lackluster, auto-tuned pop and discover the heights of music's potential. Note: We will not discuss musical theory in great detail.


Building Combat Robots (For fun and... well... not profit) in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Who doesn't love destroying carefully crafted machines in a hail of sparks and flying bolts? (Ok, maybe some people... but they're the crazy ones, right?) Well, this is the class that will explain the basics of (safely!) building machines that destroy other machines. In an arena. Possibly with fire. Enough said?