Berlin artist, Aram Bartholl started Dead Drops during his artist residency at EYEBEAM in New York during 2010. Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer file-sharing network put into public spaces. A USB flash drive is embedded into a wall and made accessible to anyone.
The first 5 Dead Drops (clicking here will show you where in each of the locations) were done in NY – wonder if any are still out there?
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)
But I’m super pysched, because according to @KelaniNichole, a dead drop just showed up in Philly across from Independence Hall in Old City. There’s even an IPhone app so you can track Dead Drops in your own city.
We’ve put up a Dead Drops video on the front page of the site so you can see how Dead Drops are set up.