Dead Drop

Aram Bartholl is mortaring USB drives into walls, curbs, and buildings around New York. These dead drops, as he terms them, are peer-to-peer file transfer points with true anonymity.
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 files and date. 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.

His Face All Red

A fantastic horror comic from Emily Carroll (& blog).
go read it all here.
Happy Halloween!

Speed Creation

Day 2:

Every day for a month Dominic Wilcox forced himself to make something creative.
[guerrilla innovation]

Day 14:

Day 15:

Day 26:

ACA Food Free Library Project

In 2009 Karyn Olivier installed a library in the local ACA Food Store, a West Indian market in the community. For the project, entitled ACA Food Free Library Project, Olivier has placed books by Carribean authors strategically around the grocery store and the books can be checked out free of charge.
[flores en el ático]

TEDPrize 2011

JR, 2011 Ted Prize winner. (a nice video at Ted Prize)
"The TED Prize is designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources. It is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, “One Wish to Change the World.” After several months of preparation, s/he unveils his/her wish at an award ceremony held during the TED Conference. These wishes have led to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact."


Beccy Ridsdel & her Blog


Mehmet Ali Uysal (photo by Mmarsupilami)

Full Background

CNN is running these ads in Turkey, the tagline translates to ''Stories with the full background.''
[Wooster Collective]


Satellite images collected of residential development in SW Florida.
"[there are] enough housing lots in Charlotte County [Florida] to last for more than 100 years".
The Big Picture @
[today & tomorrow]