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Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT

Author
Institute Historian T. F. Peterson
Publisher / Label
The MIT Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2011
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
232
ISBN
9780262515849

Index

FOREWORD  Deborah G. Douglas, Curator of Science an Technology, MIT Museum  VII
CAMPUS MAP  X

INTRODUCTION/HACKING 1.000H Institute Historian T.F.Peterson  2

HACK, HACKER, HACKING  5
A short History of the Terminology   Brian Leibowitz  5
Hacking Ethics  6

HACKING INTO THE NEW MILLENIUM   Eric Bender  8
	
WHERE NO COW HAS GONE BEFORE: ACCESSING THE INACCESSIBLE  38
Why we hack  Anonymous  42

AUTO INDUSTRY: THE GREAT VEHICLE HACKS  44

DOMEWORK: HACKING THE DOMES  50
Dome as Dais  52
The grat breast of knowledge   Brian Leibowitz  56

INTRIGUING HACKS TO FASCINATE PEOPLE  74

GREENER PASTURES: THE GREEN BUILDING HACKS  76
Greenspeak Spoken Here	78

MAKING AN ENTRANCE: THE LOBBY 7 HACKS  84
Father Tool's Grand Tour  93

"ALL MONDAYS SHOULD BE SO BEAUTIFUL": THE ART OF HACKING ART  102
U.S.S. Tetazoo  105
No Knife  106
Why Ruin the Atrium?  109
Green Eggs and Hair  110

FORM + FUNCTION = HACK: THE ARCHITECTURE HACKS  112

CAMPUS COMMENTARY: HACKS AS POLICY PROTESTS
   (PLUS A FEW COPLAINTS AND HUMOROUS SHOUT-OUTS)  120

A SIGN OF THE TIMES: HACKING WITH SIGNS AND BANNERS  128

THE NUMBER GAME: HACKERS REINVENT MEASUREMENT  140
Recalculating the Infinite Corridor  142
Smoot points  142

BEYOND RECOGNITION: COMMEMORATION HACKS  146
The case of the disappearing President's Office   Charles M. Vest  152

OBJECT LESSONS: HACKS IN THE CLASSROOM  154
Why Sleep through a Class When You Can Hack It?  156

WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: HACKS FIT TO PRINT  160
That VooDoo That You Do	 161

TECHING A NATION TO MAKE SNOW: HOAX HACKS  164

"PLEASE WAIT TO BE SERVED": THE PERFORMANCE HACKS  166

WHEN MIT WON THE HARVARD-YALE GAME: HACKING HARVARD  170
Student Leaders at MIT Claim Harvard as Colony	Jessica Marshall  178
The John Harvard Hacks  181

BECAUSE IT'S THERE: THE BEST OF THE REST  184
Hacking by Mail	  Philip A. Trussel  190

ZEN AND THE ART OF HACKING  192
It's Not a Job, It's an Adventure   David Barber  192
Mistery over the Physical World   Andrè DeHon  195
Engineering in ActioN     Eri Izawa  198
Where the sun shines, there hack they    Samuel Jay Keyser  202

GLOSSARY OF MIT VERNACULAR  206   SOURCES  206   PHOTO CREDITS  210
INDEX OF HACKS  212