Dead Drops: Flash Drives in City Walls for Random Offline File Sharing Dead Drops: Flash Drives in City Walls for Random Offline File Sharing
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Dead Drops: Flash Drives in City Walls for Random Offline File Sharing

by Patrick James

November 4, 2010

Dead drop letter boxes refer to secret locations sometimes used by spies to exchange items or letters without requiring them to meet or use official postal services. As part of his ongoing residency with EYEBEAM in New York City, the artist Aram Bartholl has updated the concept for the modern age. His Dead Drops project involves placing USB flash drives around the city; fastening them to walls, curbs, and buildings; and inviting strangers to plug-in their laptops and share their favorite files or data.

All New York City locations are listed here

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Dead Drops: Flash Drives in City Walls for Random Offline File Sharing