Games - Bringing digital ideas via a unique project

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I'm not a very good art connoisseur, I couldn't tell you why people care about the Mona Lisa and what's so special about Van Gogh's Starry Night, but every now and then a contemporary artist does something that effects the world directly, and it's just awesome.

Like the Invader (An artist that places Space Invader murals into public spaces) Aram Bartholl has decided to bring digital concepts into our reality with his project 'Dead Drops.'

Across New York City are USB drives embedded into seemingly random buildings to create an anonymous offline file sharing network. This isn't our Bit-Torrent or your father's Napster. These are fully functional USB drives placed into public domains. Each USB drive cares a single .TXT file explaining the Dead Drops project with the rest of it's space dedicated to whatever it is the public wants to share.

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If you live in New York City you may want to keep an eye out for these, maybe even hook yourself up one and tell us what you find. It'll be interesting to see what the people of New York share over the Dead Drops. Let's just cross our fingers that it isn't a virus.

Written by Evil Ambassador Carlos Reyes

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