Give yourself some time
The moment you click ‚send’ your message travels at the speed of light to our server where it awaits collection by a real live snail. Yes, that’s right we’re not called real snail mail for nothing! When time is worth taking RSM is the service for you.
How it works
Our snails are equipped with a miniaturised electronic circuit and antenna, enabling them to be assigned messages. Your message is collected from a despatch centre at one end of their enclosure. Once associated with the tiny electronic chip on the snail’s shell your message will be carried around until the snail chances by the drop off point. Here more hardware collects your message and forwards it to its final destination.
The current average delivery time for a message is 615 days 15 hr 37 min 27 sec*
The current average transfer time for a message is 17 days 13 hr 52 min 8 sec**
RealSnailMail is currently using the 13 Agents listed below which are carrying 20mm RFID disc tags.
The previous Agents are inactive and resting in greener pastures.
* the average time from when the email was sent to when it finally arrives at its destination
** the average time from when the snail collected the email to when it forwarded the emails.
Real Snail Mail accompanies Aspiration Storm
A Real Snail Mail™ live enclosure is on show in boredomresearch’s new exhibition By this time next year accompanying the artists latest web project http://www.aspirationstorm.net in Georges House Gallery, Folkestone from 5th-30th March 2011. Children from Castle Hill Community Primary School in Folkestone collected and named the snails in this enclosure and you can see the childrens drawings on the snail profile page.
Inspiring creative learning
We are using Real Snail Mail™ as a vehicle to enrich school’s curriculum. Educational workshops and lesson plans are being built around the RSM Educational kit to encourage creative interrogation of en-grained paradigms in an effort to promote innovative thinking regarding future technologies. The first pilot project launched in February 2010 at the Gloria Fuertes Infant School located in Gijón, Asturias supported by Laboral Centro de Arte y Creatión Industrial, Gíjon, Spain