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5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte (2011) - Manuel Palou

5 Million Dollars 1 Terrabyte (2011) is a sculpture consisting of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files. A full list of the files with clickable download links can be found here.


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Nick Normal Aug. 16 2011 15:26Reply

And given the speed at which markets work, tomorrow it'll only be worth $4,998,726; the day after that $4,992,118. Well you get the idea :)

Joel Holmberg Aug. 17 2011 11:35Reply

playing devil's advocate:
Isn't customer support and part of the market value of these products? Without being able to register the software you are left to rely on the generosity of forum users to answer questions about the product, and there is always that lingering fear of being caught.
Also, I downloaded this PDF and you are short the cost of a new Prius, $28,240. Maybe a better name for the piece might be "just under $5 million 1tb + however much you think its worth to be left solving problems on your own, constantly wondering if you accidently downloaded corrupt files File List"

Jennifer Chan Aug. 17 2011 18:04Reply

i like and dislike this piece and for that it is successful. sentiments lie in above comments exactly with the added fact that I don't know what's in that drive and how it is significant if I just encounter it in the museum. perhaps it should be shown plugged into a display device?

John Transue Aug. 17 2011 18:35Reply

I like this but 1TB of warez isn't much if we're talking warez.

enthy Oct. 9 2011 08:49Reply

1TB of warez effectively isn't much
but the "subvention" has just enough for cover the fee about:
thinking about the concept, internet connection, HD, time for download, computer, screen, desk, chair, time and space for all that shit and live, …

poor artist; they need more ca$h to make better project