ESP Biography


Major: Course 20

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Jingkun (Ginger) Yang

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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X5866: Optical Illusions in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
Is that my eye or my mind playing tricks on me? Optical illusions have long since been a hot topic of study among not only leading scientists, but also regular people just like you and me! In this class, students will examine the most commonly seen optical illusions types from physiological illusions, ambiguous illusions, paradoxical shapes, and more! Fun is guaranteed in musing out exactly how these interesting figures distort our perception.

H4798: What You DON’T know about Fairy Tales: Is It really a “Happily Ever After?” in HSSP Summer 2011 (Jul. 10, 2011)
As children, we have watched many happy-ending Disney fairy tales, but are these stories really as “happy” as they seem? In fact, there is a darker version to these stories: The Grimm Fairy Tales, written by the Grimm Brothers. In this class, we will study the different interpretations of fairy tales by rigorously analyzing selected stories (Cinderella, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, etc.) and films in class, focusing specifically on violence, and the social implications of the texts.