With RESPONSE:ABILITY, transmediale.11 puts forward a call to action in terms of how we live on and with the Internet today. Eyebeamers certainly have taken on the challenge: if you're in Berlin in early February, check it out! Mark Shepard's 2010 Eyebeam/V2_ residency project, Serendiptor, is nominated for a transmediale Award, as is Scott Kildall's Wikipedia Art with Nathaniel Stern.
City - by Kenneth Hsu on Monday, November 1, 2010 14:15 - 1 Comment - 178 views
In a year that has given us Facebook Friendship Pages, there’s no end to creatively (and creepily) sharing your personal information through your computer anymore. And with his new project “Dead Drops,” German digital artist Aram Bartholl is making sure no New Yorker can escape the urge to participate. No wi-fi necessary.
... In the meantime, this isn’t only digital art in the city recently — “Dead Drops” is part of a larger “X-Lab” campaign by Eyebeam, the popular non-profit art and technology center in Chelsea, intended to involve the public in creative ways. You can follow other “X-Lab” projects on the Eyebeam tumblr here.
Have you ever had the urge to randomly dump a massive amount of files in a public location so that any passerby could share in the fun? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But a new EYEBEAM project being conducted by NYC resident Aram Bartholl is pretty cool. He’s essentially running around downtown New York and installing flash drives, called “Dead Drops” into anything and everything — walls, curbs, posts, etc. The idea is that people are to share random files with one another, offline and on the go.
The concept is pretty cool to think about. Though I’m not too sure just strolling up to some random flash drive jutting out of the wall and then hooking it into my computer is the safest thing to do. Nevertheless, it’s a cool social/tech concept. Any NYC residents run into any of these “Dead Drops” yet?
Step inside for a few shots of what these Dead Drop stations look like…