dinsdag 8 maart 2011

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city/neighborhood follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures.
Aram Bartholl, a Berlin based media artist and started  the ‘Dead Drops’ project during his stay in NYC at EYEBEAM as artist in residence, October 2010.

Click here for the instruction video

source: deaddrops.com

2 opmerkingen:

  1. At first I though it was a good idea. But the more I thought about it, it seems like a way to get your laptops fucked up. And who knows if any of the files on there would actually be useful. Can you imagine all the viruses and spyware that will be found on those? It just seems dirty ... like having random unprotected sex with strangers you met in the bus station restroom.

    There are so many free file transfer and dropbox services online in a more secure environment.

  2. I still don't know if it's a good idea or not.
    I agree that it's an open door to spread viruses, but I think I'm a bit naïve I guess. I simply love the thought of sharing great stuff with all people over the world.