Dead Drop Noir is an interactive urban mystery adventure.
Think noir novel + scavenger hunt + city walking tour + guerilla style art installation using USB ‘dead drops‘. Taking its name from the classic espionage tactic*, the ‘dead drop’ is a form of file-sharing in public space using USB flash drives embedded in nooks and crannies throughout public spaces in the city, accessible to anybody. Walls, buildings, curbs, poles, fences – any place could be a potential ‘dead drop’ site… just plug your laptop into the drive and download the files.
All you need to play Dead Drop Noir is a device with a USB port (or USB port adaptor) and a sense of adventure.
* The term dead drops originally described a method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items between two individuals using a secret location and thus does not require them to meet directly.