Escape room

Escape rooms are spaces filled with challenging brainteasers that visitors must solve to be able to leave the space again. Students from the Inter-Actief (Computer Science) student association want to place two shipping containers in the Educations & Research Centre of the campus from 11 to 29 April 2016. During that period, all staff and students can accept the challenge to solve all the brainteasers devised by the students. The motto is ‘Think like Turing,’ a reference to the British scientist who cracked the German Enigma machine during World War II. In addition to developing clever brainteasers and programming, the project raises issues in respect of regulations and logistics: what are the conditions with which such an event must comply? A point of interest is whether the behaviour of participants in the escape room could be the subject of psychological research.