Artist Implants USB Drive Into Walls For Public File Sharing

When technology and art (maybe architecture too) come together, the results can sometimes be strange, and that is certainly the case with what Aram Bartholl has come up with. His design is called Dead Drops, and it involves embedding flash drives into the walls or curbs around New York, allowing folks to anonymously share files with each other. There are five flash drives/walls scatted around NYC, so feel free to give it a try, and hopefully nobody has tried to crash the party by uploading malware into the drives. The locations of the Dead Drops are: 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) and West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam). Expect to receive some strange stares if you device to plug your notebook into a wall.

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