Tech Secondary Research

My tech research is a little old but it’s still a fascinating idea to me. Dead Drops is a project by Aram Bartholl and is featured throughout New York City in five different locations. At these locations, USB drives are embedded into brick walls, curbs and buildings functioning essentially as a data gloryhole. These Dead Drops allow for a completely anonymous, peer-to-peer, file-sharing network in a public space.

I personally, don’t think I’d hook my computer up to it however the concept of sharing information under the condition of anonymity is interesting. I do wonder how practical it might be to have the hardware sticking directly out of the mortar. Or what if someone were to drop some corrupt files onto it? This seems like it would be an intimate exchange based on trusting the files that are on the thumbdrive.

Dead Drops


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