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

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

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)

Read next: According to Dell, Windows Phone 7 is simpler for developers than Android