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“Dead Drops” preview

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I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks. ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual coming soon! Stay tuned.

Dead drop (Wikipedia)

In the meanwhile drop some files here!

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)
540 West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam)

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Udate:

I have to admit I wasn’t prepared for this  unbelievable feedback I am got in the recent days. The preview post became a major release! This means while I try to hold up against a journalistic DNS attack I am putting together this site on the fly with my left hand:

http://deaddrops.com

The site is still a bit naked but step by step I am adding content (FAQ, how to, movie docu etc). If you want to embed your own dead drop in your city you are free to go. Check the instructions here.

All pics on flickr !

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October 29th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

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“I HATE KARL MARX”

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I HATE KARL MARX
Rainer Ganahl
2010

Awesome video work by Rainer Ganahl  currently on show at Postmasters. ( video link )

Engineers of the Soul
Postmasters Gallery
459 West 19th Street, 212-727-3323
Chelsea, NYC.
October 23 – December 4, 2010

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October 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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‘Street’ Art

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(Construction site markup language CSML is awesome in NYC! More pics on flickr, found on 8th Ave, 16th St)

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October 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

SPEED SHOW vol.4:’Super Niche’ – NYC

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I am pleased to announce the next SPEED SHOW of the ongoing series upcoming week in New York City! It was much fun putting together such a great selection of Internet / browser based art from a wide range of awesome artists of different net-genres and net-’decades’. :-) I am expecting around half of the artists to be present and I hope all you people in greater NY will come and see! Credits to EYEBEAM for having me as a resident in NY! Check also SPEED SHOW Traces which took place 10 days ago in Bucharest and was organized and curated by Silvia Saitoc & Matei Sâmihăian! Great job guys! (pics)

SPEED SHOW vol.4: Super Niche
Wednesday, 27th Oct. 2010, 8-11 PM
90 Bowery Internet Cafe, NY 10013
( G-maps ) FB on.fb.me/cjevSi

Has (inter)net.art left its niche? Or is it clustered into zillions of tiny net niches splintered into numerous subtopics? The Super Niche could be a very big niche, a surf-club which is almost mainstream (?) or a sub cell of a extreme small niche of  a 1-visitor ever page in deprecated HTML oblivion. Learning from evolution the beauty lies in the absurdity of super niche solutions, of visual workarounds in every day life net culture. It’s time to create more niches! It’s time to superfy!

Produced and curated by: Aram Bartholl

Participating Artists:
Erik Andersson, Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Charles Broskoski, Jon Cates, Aleksandra Domanovic, Doubble Happiness, Constant Dullaart, JODI, JK Keller, Greg Leuch, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Duncan Malashock, Eva & Franco Mattes
aka 0100101110101101.ORG, Aaron Meyers, Mark Napier, Katja Novitskova, Jacob Ciocci & Jeff Crouse, Jon Rafman, Ariel Rebel, Ryder Ripps, Evan Roth, Brad Troemel, Marius Watz

The SPEED SHOW exhibition format:

Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)

SPEED SHOW manifesto by Aram Bartholl 2010

All prior SPEED SHOWs documented at fffff.at/speed-show


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October 23rd, 2010 at 10:46 pm

“My little piece of privacy”

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My little piece of privacy
Interactive Installation
Niklas Roy
2010

Awesome piece Niklas and great video like always !!!

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October 18th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

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Street Sale

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(Open air gallery found on 22nd ST, 10th AVE, Chelsea, NYC)

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October 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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Perfect Wall

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(A perfect wall for a graffito … found on Alt-Moabit. Berlin)

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October 7th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

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YO DAWG!

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;-)

Like the concept, congrats for the first show of Chrysal Gallery Timur!

Chrystal Gallery / Exhibition One

Kari Altmann
Charles Broskoski

Lindsay Lawson

Billy Rennekamp

Maxwell Simmer

Harm Van Den Dorpel

curated and rendered by Timur Si-Qin
hosted by Gentili Apri

October 06, 2010 – October 07, 2010
Opening: October 05, 2010 from 20:00 to 23:00

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October 6th, 2010 at 9:28 am