“Dead Drops” – Hidden Flash Drives Around NYC

3 Nov

It isn’t espionage.  It’s art.  “Dead Drops” is an interactive, anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.  Artist Aram Bartholl has previewed this project that he is doing through the Eyebeam Art & Technology Center of NYC.  In a similar vein as geocaching, Bartholl asks that, when you find one of his many hidden flash drives in public, you plug in and either leave something behind or take something that was left their previously.  In each dead drop, there is a readme.txt file that explains the entire project.  Bartholl hopes to expand the project in the coming months to other cities.  For now, if you happen to be in NYC in the future, look for these locations and see whats on these flash drives.

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)
540 West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam)

Andrew Howard Baker
Poetry Committee Chair


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