ESP Biography


Major: 3

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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Z12054: Let's talk about Watergate in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Let's talk about Watergate - what actually happened (people broke into DNC headquarters), what people think happened (Rose Mary Woods erased some tapes?), and what probably didn't happen (aliens did everything?). Bring questions and conspiracy theories!

X12128: Harry Potter ft. Conspiracy Theories in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Come forewarned: this class is run by you. I want your stories, your headcanons, your bizarrely specifically thought-out theories. Come ready to talk about implications of love potions in this universe, about government interference in schooling, about ethics of werewolves teaching children, about memory modification, about rights for sentient beings. Tell me the strangest coincidences you noticed, the oddest character quirks you found, the underlying theories that you and only you have ever discovered. This class will be completely informal unstructured discussion, its general aim merely to encourage you to think deeply about societal structure, fictional or not. Let's talk about magic... if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.

H12230: King John: Not the Robin Hood Version in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
If you've ever seen the animated Robin Hood movie, King John is a very angry and incompetent lion disliked by his people. This is a *slight* exaggeration of the actual King John of England - but not much. Come learn about the *real* King John, who was hated so much his barons went to war against him and made him sign the Magna Carta - which he promptly ignored. There will definitely be clips from Robin Hood.

X11373: Harry Potter and the Science of Magic in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Let's talk about Time Turners. Let's talk about the possible causes of lycanthropy, and exactly what triggers transformation. Let's talk about prophecies, and Animagi, and possible sapience and sentience of the Whomping Willow and the flying Ford Anglia, and expand upon every way Harry and his friends could've used every plot device JKR didn't really explore.