RealSnailMail

From Rhizome Artbase
2008
Description

RealSnailMail is the world's first messaging service to harness the potential of diminutive mollusks to deliver email messages. Your message travels at the speed of light to our collection point where it waits... and waits for a RFID-equipped snail to pass by. Once collected, your message is lugged around on the back of a snail until it passes by the dispatch center and is finally forwarded to its recipient.

Rhizome staff
2021

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.

Boredomresearch
31 August 2008
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outside link
2008
open submission
31 August 2008
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