The optical drive may be making its exit in the world of personal computing, but at least it seems to still have a place in artistic architecture. Aram Bartholl -- the man behind New York City's infamous USB dead drops -- has installed a DVD burner into the side of the Museum of the Moving Image to promote HOT, an art exhibition described as "a group show about video that is not video." Passersby who pop in a blank DVD-R will be rewarded with a digital copy of the show and the satisfaction of finally having something to do with their aging stash of unused optical media. Just how do you install PC hardware in a museum wall? Drill an enormous hole, of course -- check out a video of the installation for yourself after the break.
New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall
In this article: Aram Bartholl, AramBartholl, art, covert, dead drop, dead drops, DeadDrop, DeadDrops, digital copy, DigitalCopy, DVD, DVD burner, DVD-R, DvdBurner, file sharing, FileSharing, flash drive, FlashDrive, hidden, Museum of the Moving Image, MuseumOfTheMovingImage, new york, new york city, NewYork, NewYorkCity, NYC, optical drive, OpticalDrive
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.