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Nightwork : a history of hacks and pranks at MIT

Author: T F Peterson; MIT Museum.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
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The MIT hacking culture has given us such treasures as police cars and cows on the Great Dome and a disappearing door to the President's office. 'Nightwork' includes material from two previous books published by the MIT Museum and new materials on recenthacks.
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Genre/Form: History
Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T F Peterson; MIT Museum.
ISBN: 0262661373 9780262661379
OCLC Number: 50745145
Notes: "Published in association with the MIT Museum."
Description: xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jane Pickering, Director, MIT Museum --
Introduction / Institute historian T.F. Peterson --
Where no cow has gone before: Accessing the inaccessible --
Hack, hacker, hacking --
Auto industry: The great vehicle hacks --
Hacking ethics --
Domework: Hacking the domes --
Dome as Dais --
Greener pastures: The green building hacks --
Greenspeak spoken here --
Intriguing hacks to fascinate people --
Making an entrance: The lobby 7 hacks --
Father Tool's grand tour --
Under the dome --
"All Mondays should be so beautiful": The art of hacking art --
U.S.S. Tetazoo --
No knife --
Why ruin the atrium? --
Green eggs and hair --
Form + function = hack: The architecture hacks --
A guide for new employees: Building history and numbering system --
Hacking as campus commentary: The editorial hacks --
A sign of the times: Hacking with signs and banners --
The numbers game: Hackers reinvent measurement --
Recalculating the infinite corridor --
Beyond recognition: Commemoration hacks --
Object lessons: Hacks in the classroom --
Why sleep through a class when you can hack it? --
Worth a thousand words: Hacks fit to print --
That VooDoo that you do --
Teaching a nation to make snow: Hoax hacks --
"Please wait to be served": The performance hacks --
When MIT won the Harvard-Yale game: Hacking Harvard --
Student leaders at MIT claim Harvard as colony --
The John Harvard hacks --
Because it's there: The best of the rest --
Hacking by mail --
Zen and the art of hacking: The essays --
The case of the disappearing president's office / Charles M. Vest --
Door man / Richard Feynman --
It's not a job, it's an adventure / David Barber --
The great breast of knowledge / Brian Leibowitz --
Mastery over the physical world: Demonstrative and pedagogical value of the MIT hack / André DeHon --
Where the sun shines, there hack they / Samuel Jay Keyser --
Engineering in action / Eri Izawa --
Why we hack / Anonymous --
Glossary of MIT vernacular --
Sources --
Photo credits.
Responsibility: T.F. Peterson.

Abstract:

The MIT hacking culture has given us such treasures as police cars and cows on the Great Dome and a disappearing door to the President's office. 'Nightwork' includes material from two previous books published by the MIT Museum and new materials on recenthacks.
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