To avoid any confusion, no – the library does not have a time machine in a study room. At least, not in this century.
We do, however, have a virtual game called Study Room Time Machine that we would like you to try out. It’s modeled on virtual breakout rooms, meaning you’ll have to find and decipher a series of clues in order to figure out the combination to a lock (in this case, a time portal) that will take you to the next level.
Along the way you’ll learn about Stony Brook history, the library, and why cats no longer exist. Time travel gets complicated.
Breakout rooms are meant to be challenging so take your time, pay close attention to every word, and maybe bring a friend along. Can you find your way through all the levels and back to the 21st century? We hope so. We’ll have some library swag for the first few who make it.
The game is open to anyone with a Stony Brook email – you’ll need to be logged in to your Google account to access game elements. Work alone or in groups, and for help you can consult this Research Guide which has a chat widget to ask for clues.
The game will go live on the Research Guide on August 27th at 7:00 pm.
We’ll leave you with this message from the future: