Dead Drops in New York by Aram Bartholl

Always wanted to plug your laptop into a wall? Well, now you can!

We came across one of the best project in of- and online crossovers this year.

It is called Dead Drops and is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. As Aram Bartholl explaines:

“I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities.”

Check out some pictures of the making of…




















(via NOTCOT)

Want to drop some files to this project? Here are the NY locations!

87 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Makerbot)
Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Brooklyn, NY (Dumbo)
235 Bowery, NY (New Museum)
Union Square, NY (Subway Station 14th St)
West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam)

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