Splash Biography


Major: Brandeis

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Salvatore LaRussa

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Past Classes

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M479: Right Under Your Nose: How to Use The Internet to Find Out About Anything in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
You probably know that the internet is a great place to find all kinds of things like memes, recordings of Tik Toks, the directions to your friend's houses, and recipes for cakes you can make in a mug. But what about the more important stuff? Did you know that, publicly available on the internet, there is the information to figure out why there's that weird abandoned lot in your neighborhood? Or why the cops are racing past your house in the middle of the night? Or, even more surprising, that Border Patrol was using predator drones to spy on protestors in Minneapolis? Crazier still, using only publicly available information on the internet, people just like you and me have tracked down the soldiers involved in shooting down a passenger airliner over Ukraine, and are actively watching human rights abuses by dictators and despots all over the world. This class is about how you can use the internet to find out not only the stuff that everyone knows, but to figure out some things people have long forgotten or really want to stay hidden.