ESP Biography


Major: 21E - 6 + CMS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Robert Henning

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Past Classes

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S13308: Evolution Revolution: Why Darwin Was Wrong in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
You might have heard in school about a fellow named Darwin, something about a boat and birds and then a book with words. What they might have left out was all the ways in which Darwin was dead wrong. In fact, as written, Darwinism is total bogus! I will be discussing how life really came to be. I will use proper evidence to draw the story of the tree of life, with an emphasis on how very wrong Darwin was.

P13309: A Sampling of Memes in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Why are memes so popular? How did memes begin? How have memes evolved over time? What's all this fuss about "expanding brain" and "epic handshake?" In this class we will take a look at the history of memes, from the proto-memes of the early internet to the image macros and copypastas of the modern day.

X13313: Yuppies, Hippies, Tech Bros and Hipsters: Counter-Cultures on the Coasts in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
You might be one. You might try to not be one. Who are these people, and how did they come into existence? Alternative identities have an interesting history of rebellion and reinvention. For groups that lack organization, they manage to converge on identifiable aesthetics, values, and communities. In this class, we will identify what it means to fit-in while going against the grain.

X13321: How Does Music Technology Work? in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
How do you strum a saxophone? Current music technology lets performers have more control of their sound than ever before. From sensors and interfaces, to synthesizers and interpolation, we will cover how modern music technology works and connects together, focusing on the perspective of the synthesizer.

A10601: Handwhistling Fundamentals in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
An introductory class in how to handwhistle. Come learn how to whistle with cupped hands and make music. Handwhistling: the cheapest, most portable instrument that can have as many notes as a saxophone or trumpet.