ESP Biography



STEVEN KEYES, MIT student studying robotics




Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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Learn to Throat Sing in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Learn to sing two notes at once! Throat singing is a musical tradition in Tuva and other cultures that involves producing two tones at the same time. This course will include the theory behind throat singing, its cultural significance, and exercises to learn throat singing.


Introduction to Phonetics: Chinese vs English in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Come be entertained by my terrible Chinese! Phonetics is the study of sounds in speech and how people produce them. This class will introduce you to this branch of linguistics and be informative for learners and native speakers of Chinese and English alike!


Acoustics and the Fourier Transform in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
The Fourier Transform is a tool for looking at the nature of waves and has applications in mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and other fields. However, it is most intuitive to understand when applied to sound. This class will review the physics of sound and introduce the Fourier Transform with examples from synthesizers and electronic music.


What is fire? in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
In elementary school, we learn how to describe most commonplace objects as solid, liquid, or gas. But what is fire? In this class, we'll examine the behavior of fire, the origin of its colors, and fire safety as well as demonstrate some of these with examples.


Introduction to Phonetics: Chinese vs English in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Come be entertained by my thoroughly bad pronunciation of Chinese! Phonetics is the study of sounds in speech and how people produce them. This class will introduce you to this branch of linguistics and be informative for learners and native speakers of Chinese and English alike!


Acoustics and the Fourier Transform in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
The Fourier Transform is a tool for looking at the nature of waves and has applications in mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and other fields. However, it is most intuitive to understand when applied to sound. This class will review the physics of sound and introduce the Fourier Transform with examples from synthesizers and electronic music.


Design that analog circuit! in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Ever wished you could turn off the light without having to get out of bed? Wanted a system that will close your curtains when it's too bright out? We're here to help you take that first step! Here are some cool things we *might* use to make even cool-er things: LED, diodes, transistor, temperature sensor, photocell, comparator, Op Amps, motors, potentiometers, and switches.


Object Manipulation and Acrobatics in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Because you’ve always wanted to run away and join the circus. We will be going over poi, staff, rope dart, contact juggling, and whatever else we can find.