'Dead Drops' Takes File-Sharing To A New Level

By Meera Dolasia on November 12, 2010

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In the technology savvy world we live in, file sharing has become a way of life. However, would you plug in your computer to a random USB port and upload or download files placed there by total strangers? German architect and artist Aram Bartholl thinks people will and so far, he has proved to be right.

The New York resident's latest initiative 'Dead Drops', a term generally associated with espionage involving the secret transfer of files or items, involves installing USB drives into walls, buildings and curbs at five New York City locations.

Passerby's can download any files that are present in the USB sticks, including the one that explains the project. According to Mr. Bartholl, so far he has seen music, movies and even art downloaded onto the drives.

Mr. Bartholl is hoping to spread his project worldwide and is now working on a tutorial about how to install these into walls and buildings. So don't be surprised if you suddenly spot a USB stick peeking out from the wall of your neighborhood produce store! To read more about this intriguing undertaking or to find the New York City locations, go to deaddrops.com.

Sources: aol.com, dailymail.co.uk

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  • nikukyu
    nikukyuMonday, November 24, 2014 at 2:19 am
    Don't know how to make of it
    • lpsloverTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm
      strange
      • meepsy
        meepsyMonday, April 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm
        Dangerous............. Yet interesting.
        • natalieh
          nataliehSunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:59 pm
          ITS tot awesome!!!!!
          • shinedown
            shinedownThursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:34 am
            weird
            • joeTuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:53 am
              lame
              • ANNYBANANYWednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:57 am
                tHIS THING IS A LITTLE KOO KOO IF YOU THINK bout it. But, sort of cool at the same time.
                • aquagirl
                  aquagirlSunday, September 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm
                  what do they mean this is wierd!!
                  • CUPCAKES!!Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:20 am
                    This is really cool!!! A person can connect their computer to a brick wall and the drive thingy can open up their files. I want to try this someday!
                    • hghThursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm
                      i do not get this

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