Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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SEONG-AH CHO, Partial to systems, in love with particulars




College: University of Chicago

Major: Political Science

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Seong is a senior at the University of Chicago trying to live a helpful life, looking out for a first career, and taking lots of photographs along the way.



Past Classes

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H184: Light from the Sky, Shadow from Earth: The Hidden 'Gods' of Human History in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
The overwhelming power of 'The Absolute' has guided and plagued mankind in all its ages. The Crusades slaughtered the Infidel with the absolute approval of God; the Soviet Union razed the face of Russia with the sanction of a greater vision of society; Hitler Germany justified its reign in a pseudo-scientific conclusion that a dictatorship was the only possible salvation for a demoralized country in a demoralized modern age. In this class we will examine the theme common to the most dazzling and most horrifying endeavors of mankind--the power of the more-than-human, the myth, the unquestionable, all that which "comes from the sky." By looking at a mixture of psychology, political science, theology, and our own motivations, we will sketch a clearer picture of the shadow the light from the sky has cast--and today still casts--on earth.