The Berlin artist Aram Barthol left a very special track from Berlin to New York.
He plugged USB sticks in walls all over the world to upload anonymous data, they're called 'Dead Drops'. Aram tries to stimulate people to share their pictures and data to the rest of the world. In New York he built USB sticks into public places like walls and pathways. Who connects his laptop to the sticks is able to have direct acces to the sticks.
A nice fact to know about Aram is that all his inspirations come from spionage, Dead Drops is from Dead Letter Box where people can come together to privately share information. Watch below the surprising places he built the USB sticks.
Aram created an anonymous offline data exchange network on public places
Anybody is allowed to upload data to the sticks, the only thing you have to do is connecting your laptop to it
Every dead drop has no data on it except a readme which explains the intention of the project
After this 5 year old project a lot of people copied him already
It's up to you to discover what's on one of the sticks
Here are a few of our favorite spots (Ps: we've uploaded some data too;) )
So this is one of the coolest projects I've seen in a while, it makes me feel like a child again since it looks a lot like a treasure hunt. What would you upload if you run into on of these spots?