YOU might have seen pictures of flash drives jutting out walls on Instagram and thought “oh, it’s probably an art installation or something like that.” In reality it’s nothing like that. Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space where USB flash drives are embedded into walls and buildings, making them accessible to anybody in the public space.
There are dead drops scattered all around New York and started out as a project by Aram Bartholl. Today the movement is taking shape on a global level.
Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop – just plug your laptop to a wall to share your favourite files and data.