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This article was published on November 2, 2010


    New York City’s new “offline P2P file-sharing” network

    New York City’s new “offline P2P file-sharing” network
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Why is Bre Pettis, creator of the Maker Bot (the awesome $750 open source 3D printer) sticking his computer into a brick wall?

    He’s uploading music thanks to “Arist 2.0” Aram Bartholl whose newest project called ‘Dead Drops‘ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in New York City. Bartholl is ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space.

    So far there are 5 places in NYC to drop or find files on a dead drop. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project.

    Curious to know what else is on the drive?

    Dead Drop Locations

    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)
    West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam)