This 3-Day Masterclass took place during Dutch Technology Week and was a collaboration between STRP, Baltan Laboratories and MU.
In the era of growing Internet surveillance, filtering, ACTA, 3-strikes and censorship, offline data sharing is becoming more and more important for freedom of communication. Centered around the projects Dead Drops by Aram Bartholl and PirateBox by David Darts, this masterclass aimed to find more and new ways to share data in an offline mode. What is the best way to send a file to a friend? How can I store data anonymously in public space? What are the best components to build up a local offline sharing grid? Will animals play a role in the future of offline filesharing?
Participants explored these questions and learn everything they need to know from Aram and David to make their own Dead Drops and PirateBoxes. They also created their own new ideas for offline filesharing and experimented with them around the Strijp-S terrain in Eindhoven.