The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Elan Ruskin (pronounced "Crash") comes to CMU after his 2001 release from a four-year sentence at the University of Pennsylvania, where he acquired a BSE in computer science, a minor in English, and another minor in the History & Sociology of Science. He views video games as a new form of narrative, and especially enjoys those games that have deep thematic roots and involve sneaking up behind people. An erstwhile science journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and two-time finalist in the Asimov Awards for Science Fiction Writing, Elan is also interested in more mundane forms of storytelling. Besides his short stories, his creative interests include filmmaking, photography, theatre design, and impersonating fantasy authors.