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Real Snail Mail™

Snail Mail [1]

‘RealSnailMail is a research project developed by Vicky Isley and Paul Smith (aka boredomresearch) at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University. The worlds first messaging service to use real snails http://www.realsnailmail.net 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 point and is finally forwarded to its recipient.’ [2]

Snail Mail [3]

‘RealSnailMail was premiered at SIGGRAPH2008 in the Slow Art Exhibition, Hybrid Section at the Los Angeles Conventions Center (11th-15th August 2008).’ [4]

More information:

Real Snail Mail Website

Real Snail Mail Blog

[1] http://realsnailmail.cfdeveloper.co.uk/mugShots/6.jpg

[2] http://realsnailmail.wordpress.com/about-2/

[3] http://www.boredomresearch.net/rsm/images/flower%20fight.png

[4] http://realsnailmail.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/snails-in-slow-art-exhibition/

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