USB ‘dead drop’

Very cool! Though I’d be reluctant to use one, because who knows what nasties could be on the stick?

I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks. ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual coming soon! Stay tuned.

via “Dead Drops” preview –

I wonder what it would take to make a wi-fi dead drop?

See also:

Dead drop (Wikipedia)

3 thoughts on “USB ‘dead drop’

  1. a: is there a monster in the cookie jar?b: will it bite my hand off if I go for the double chocolate chip cookie?

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