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Here Is Why USB Drives Are Buried In Walls All Across New York

Recently, I was on a visit to New York to close an insurance deal. While passing through the endless blocks of banks, insurance companies, stock brokers and forex companies, I came across this strange USB jutting out of a wall. After a bit of analysis and research, I found out the real story.
Aram Bartholl is a media artist who is based in Berlin. This artist is busy creating a trail that leads from Paris to London and the trail is made up of USBs embedded in walls. Each USB that he has left in walls or other public places are empty and contain only one text file. The project is quite amazing actually and you’d be amazed at why it is being done.

Bartholl, essentially speaking, has created a peer-to-peer file sharing network that is offline and completely anonymous and located in public places.

A number of USB devices have been spread around the world with an open invitation to everyone to drop or find files. The user needs to simply plug the laptop.

Every USB is empty except for a text file that explains the project.

The project kicked off 5 years ago and ever since it has been replicated throughout the world where USBs are waiting to be explored.

Go on and check out what others have left hidden in plain sight!

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