June 22, 2014, Sunday, 12:00 pm – 12:00 am (save the date!)
at awesome! c-base, Rungestr. 20, Berlin (map)
We will brainstorm, discuss, hack and hang at Spree riverside with bbq and drinks!
Open to everyone, free entrance, drop by any time! #webstreaming #IRC #beers #sun
Deaddrops started in 2010. People from all over the world have been making more than 1300 deadrops untill today! The project inspired many other DIY offline network projects and since last year after Snowden the site gained again new momentum. It is interesting how this and similar projects are perceived in a different light today. We actually need secure and alternative communication channels since we now know how bad mass surveillance on the Internet is. You are invited to discuss all these questions with us at the DeadDrops HackDay.
The platform deaddrops.com, mobile site and apps etc were developed by a whole bunch of enthusiasts from around the world in the past 4 years. Thx everyone!! :)) Unfortunately the development of deaddrops.com came to a halt some time ago but now is the right moment to pick up and take things to the next level. You are invited to join us on June 22 at c-base to brainstorm, discuss and hack for deaddrops. I’m very open to all kind of proposals! It’s not only about USB drives, there is much more waiting out there… Let’s rock!!
Please register at deaddrops at deaddrops com and let me know your interest, skills and field of work. This would help a lot. In the evening there will be slots to present your spinoff, project and ideas. More info and details coming soon!
It will be also possible to make your own phone blocking pouch during this event -> KILLYOURPHONE.COM
PS: Congrats to my friends David and Matthias at Piratebox.cc for their version 1.0 release and new website! Cool!!
Site specific intervention
Material: Dog & Flashdrive
Dimensions: 25x60x65 cm
Aram Bartholl 2012
for K67_Urban Router by Kuc & Jan (opening August 2, Berlin) , credits: Marcello & Ray
If you hang out at K67_Urban Router try to spot Ray and play with him. If you are nice and he likes you take a look at the files he has on him. It s recommended you have a Leckerli or extension wire at your hands! :) Based on DeadDrops
A few days ago The Pirate Bay announced that in future parts of its site could be hosted on GPS controlled drones. To many this may have sounded like a joke, but in fact these pirate drones already exist. Project “Electronic Countermeasures” has built a swarm of five fully operational drones which prove that an “aerial Napster” or an “airborne Pirate Bay” is not as futuristic as it sounds. ….
“How to survive the post Internet censorship apocalypse – (Exhumed DeadDrops travel through publics transports)
In a world where the Internet is being more and more monitored and filtered, there is a urge to find new ways to send and share data over uncensored networks.
Apart from the traditional computer networks, there are other kind of networks that could be used to transfer data from point A to point B in a Point-to-Point way without worrying too much about technical solutions to counterfeit Internet censorship and stupid copyright laws.
The public transport network is one of them and it can be used to anonymously transfer data via physical devices like USB keys or memory card at a quite reasonable speed compared to usual networks, especially when transferring large volumes of data.
The WalkingDeadDrops project proposes a solution to send data (using a USB key duct taped under a seat) to someone else in a city (video was shot in Paris). In a way, that’s the Wifi version of you carrying laptops, phones, portable hard drives, DVDs, USB keys. … “
unCloud is an application that enables anyone with a laptop to create an open wireless network and distribute their own information. Once it is launched, a passerby using a mobile internet device can connect to this open wireless network. The person running the application can decide what information is shown in any web address. Users can access information wirelessly while at the same time remain disconnected from the internet. unCloud does not depend on a remote datacenter, instead it can be run from a laptop, making it an ideal application to run in a train or at a café.
Project developed by: Rui Guerra and David Jonas. Acknowledges: Geoff Cox, Maarten te te Paske, Varun Vachhar, Mark Shepard and all beta testers.
A dropper from Bellingham, Washington started his own little offline network to promote his twice monthly offline magazin “anti matters” for “… subversive news, critical information, and controversial commentary on the planet we live on and the new world that is emerging from the ashes of the old one.”
The 1st out of 10 drops is here http://deaddrops.com/db/?page=view&id=905