Stargate in E19
|Location:||Walkway between E19 and E18|
|Date:||January 24, 2008 - present|
A Stargate from the science-fiction TV show 'Stargate SG1' appeared on a blank wall with its own set of stairs in the walkway between MIT's buildings E18 and E25 on the morning of January 24th. The symbols around the outer edge are logos derived from MIT culturethe Stata Center, the East Campus dorm logo, etc.
Hackers decided that this stairway to nowhere needed a reason for being there...in this case to house a stargate. In 1998, a similar hack appeared in building 9, where a mural of Wile E. Coyote smashing into a tunnel was painted at the bottom of a set of stairs that ended in a blank wall. Both hack murals are still there today.