Hack to the Future

Location: Lobby 7, 77 Mass Ave
Date: October 21, 2015

In celebration of October 21st 2015, the day to which Marty McFly and the Doc travel in Part II of the Back to the Future trilogy, hackers brought elements of the film to life in Lobby 7 and surrounding areas.

Such elements included a hoverboard-riding Marty McFly mannequin on a plinth,

fliers urging citizens to save the clock tower,

and, of course, the Flux Capacitor.

The famed flying DeLorean was found crashed into a tree across the street, fire trails still blazing.

The MIT seal in Lobby 7 was replaced with a version reminiscent to the photo Doc and Marty take in the third film. The new seal featured Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown, the DeLorean, the flux capacitor logo, and the "Out of Time" motto (which refers to the car's license plate, OUTATIME):

MIT Admissions covered the hack in a blog post, and the Slice of MIT blog wrote an article which can be found here.

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