Lilly Chin

Writing

The following are some pieces that I am particularly proud of. Some are papers from classes that I have taken at MIT, while others are just personal writing


litchin@ and mellifluously@

Since 2014, I have had a literary mailing list (litchin@) and a musical mailing list (mellifluously@) which I would send various musings to. An archive of posts made (albeit missing the lively community of responses) can be found here.


Alice - 2015 to present

After taking 21L.430 / CMS.920 (Narrative and Popular Culture: Children's Cultural Blockbusters) with Professor Marah Gubar in Spring 2015, I turned my passing interest in Alice in Wonderland into a more scholarly one. I ended up teaching several classes about Alice and children's literature in general for MIT's Educational Studies Program, modifying what I had learned from Professor Gubar into a class of my own.


21L.706 - Studies in Film: Color in Film - Spring 2017

I took this class with Professor Eugenie Brinkema, the professor who inspired me to minor in Comparative Media Studies through her stunning teaching of 21L.011 - The Film Experience. For my last undergraduate semester at MIT, I took her seminar about color in film which pushed my analytical skills more than ever before.


Jeopardy - 2017

I won the 2017 Jeopardy College Championship, which led me to getting a lot of media attention, especially for my memetic Final Jeopardy response. My media studies training helped me make sense of the entire process.

CMS.616 - Games and Culture - Fall 2016

I took this class with Professor TL Taylor. It's honestly been an honor to work with her and I've really enjoyed looking more in-depth in sociological issues around gaming. Although the papers were a bit more surface level than I would have liked, I definitely feel like I have the groundwork for doing more research


CMS.845 - Interactive Narrative - Spring 2016

I took this class with Professor Nick Montfort. It's been the first time in a while since I've done a creative writing class since elementary school and I found the work really cool.

Ex Machina by Jonathan Ball


CMS.300 - Introduction to Video Game Theory - Fall 2015

I took this class with Professor Mikael Jakobsson. I really enjoyed this class and managed to write papers that I didn't feel were overly rushed by my college life. I also really appreciated the opportunity to dig deeply into game studies, which was something I never had a formal grounding in before taking this class.


Dorm Security Protests - 2014-2015