Real Snail Mail: Educational Version.

Isley, V. and Smith, P., 2010. Real Snail Mail: Educational Version. RFID internet installation.Gijon, Spain: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion.

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Abstract

Vicky Isley & Paul Smith (aka boredomresearch) are using Real Snail Mail as a vehicle to enrich a school's curriculum. Educational workshops and lesson plans are being built around the RSM Educational version to encourage creative interrogation of en-grained paradigms in an effort to promote innovative thinking regarding future technologies. The first pilot project launched on the 19th February 2010 at the Gloria Fuertes Infant School located in Gijón, Asturias supported by Laboral Centro de Arte y Creatión Industrial, Gíjon, Spain.

Item Type:Artwork/Design Object
Location of Work:LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion
Additional Information:Real Snail Mail is the world's 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.
Subjects:Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
Social Sciences > Education
Arts > Graphic Arts
Arts > Recreation
Technology > Manufacturing and Design > Design
Group:Media School
ID Code:14528
Deposited By:Mrs Vicky Isley
Deposited On:14 May 2010 12:42
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:28

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