An epic treasure hunt for cool files embedded in city surfaces

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This is an interesting experiment in communication off the grid. In short, Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public spaces. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible 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. The best thing is that none of the files shared can be tracked to their owners since you are not online. It will interesting to see who participates. Have a look at the video and their website –

Dead Drops ‘How to’ – NYC from aram bartholl on Vimeo.

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