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Monday, July 18, 2011

Dead Drops

Officially, a dead drop is a method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items between two individuals by using a secret location and thus does not require them to meet directly. Ooohh...already I'm sold!

I StumbledUpon a site about something called Dead Drops today. The brainchild of artist Aram Bartholl, Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are ‘injected’ into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop; All they have to do is plug their laptop to a wall, house, or pole to share their favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project.



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.

This concept intrigues me to no end.  As a woman, I'm naturally nosy and getting the chance to see what someone left on a memory stick and leave me own there.... irresistible!




1 comment:

Sheri said...

First time I've heard about this! How interesting!