RealSnailMail (2008)

RealSnailMail is the worlds first messaging service to harnesses the potential of diminutive molluscs to deliver email messages. Your message travels at the speed of light to our collection point where it waits..... and waits for a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) equipped snail to pass by. Once collected your message is lugged around on the back of a snail until such time as it happens by the dispatch centre and is finally forwarded to its recipient.

Normally when we communicate by email the physical endeavours of our fingertips are followed by an uninterrupted digital transportation until our thoughts are emitted through the pixels of the recipients screen. RealSnailMail creates a physical and biological interruption to this flow, interrupting for one small moment, our understanding of communication, allowing us to explore notions of time. It may even enable us to take time rather than lose it.

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RealSnailMail is the worlds first messaging service to harnesses the potential of diminutive molluscs to deliver email messages. Your message travels at the speed of light to our collection point where it waits..... and waits for a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) equipped snail to pass by. Once collected your message is lugged around on the back of a snail until such time as it happens by the dispatch centre and is finally forwarded to its recipient.

Normally when we communicate by email the physical endeavours of our fingertips are followed by an uninterrupted digital transportation until our thoughts are emitted through the pixels of the recipients screen. RealSnailMail creates a physical and biological interruption to this flow, interrupting for one small moment, our understanding of communication, allowing us to explore notions of time. It may even enable us to take time rather than lose it.

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