Infinite Corridor Hacked and Under Attack!

by Jay London on December 15, 2011

in Alumni Life, Campus Culture, Hacks, Modern Geekhood, Student Life

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In what could be described as the tiniest–and cutest–attempted military coup of all time, thousands of armed soldiers stormed the Infinite Corridor on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Fortunately for MIT, these soldiers were of the miniature, plastic, and stationary variety and their corridor-long presence was more hack than attack.

The green and white soldiers formed a variety of shapes, ranging from messages and greetings to equations and design.

What’s your take? Is there an underlining meaning behind the hack? Is it connected to the announcement of the Iraq War’s formal shutdown? Let us know in the comments below, or leave us a note on Facebook.

Image: Jay London

Image: Jay London

Image: Jay London

Image: Jay London

Image: Jay London

Image: Jay London

For previous hacks, view the MIT Gallery of Hacks. To view a hack from another perspective and see what it’s like to clean up after a hack, view our previous Slice post on the hack removal specialists–the facilities department–from 2009.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Piper December 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

There was a note found with part of the hack that read:

“President Hockfield,

We have waged infinite battles against our ruthless enemy known as term. But rest assured, victory is at hand. We will fight to brighten up MIT.

Please accept this portrait made from the sacrifices of my soldiers to brighten your day. May you win your battles just as we prepare to defeat our finals once again in this infinite war.

General Jack Florey”

I think it’s pretty clear that there’s nothing political about this hack – it’s just about us students being hosed at the end of term :)

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Jay London December 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Piper! I didn’t catch the note. Good luck to everyone during final exams.

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john hengeveld December 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

General Jack Florey – the tradition rocks on!! Both outstanding and tasteful :)
john

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Jay London December 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm
John Plum December 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm

General Jack, the Phantom of Phifth,

Well done, sir, the armies of the knight march on in trenchant pursuit of infinite victory. Rest easy; your time has come.

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