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A journey through the postal service
March 18, 2009 8:54 AM   Subscribe

SpyBox A digital camera inside a parcel looks out through a small hole and captures images of its journey through the postal system. (via) Separately, the pinhole parcel project sent pinhole cameras through the regular postal service, and along the way they recorded their journey on the photographic negative, “creating highly unpredictable, abstract imagery.”
posted by desjardins (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can't wait for the murder mystery based on this. "He thought no one would see when he killed his wife in the sorting room. He was wrong. The mail was watching." Working title: Going Postal
posted by DU at 9:03 AM on March 18, 2009 [5 favorites]


Also, I love the SpyBox and would like to create one myself. Probably not too hard, but if there were a rash of it the USPS probably wouldn't like it.
posted by DU at 9:10 AM on March 18, 2009


He used a JamCam for that. One of the great crappy digital cameras.
posted by ardgedee at 9:25 AM on March 18, 2009


Seeing that the SpyBox was mailed through the British postal system, one wonders if it would have been stopped by way of package x-ray here in the States.

The wires and gadgetry would at least shut down Boston for a day.
posted by ericb at 9:36 AM on March 18, 2009


Very neat.
posted by Ynoxas at 11:03 AM on March 18, 2009


ISTR a package containing a GPS logger went through the US mail. Or maybe that was a private package company.
posted by DU at 11:04 AM on March 18, 2009


I recall somebody sending a GPS unit all over the place via DHL, and tracking it on a map such that the tracked route wrote something out on the map. Can't think of where I saw it, though.
posted by aaronetc at 12:07 PM on March 18, 2009


I recall somebody sending a GPS unit all over the place via DHL...

Previous MeFi FPP: The Biggest Drawing In The World.

As noted in that thread, it turned out to be fake. IRL -- never happened.
posted by ericb at 12:14 PM on March 18, 2009


wow wow wow the pinhole abstracts... wow wow wow!
posted by artof.mulata at 1:53 PM on March 18, 2009


Seeing that the SpyBox was mailed through the British postal system, one wonders if it would have been stopped by way of package x-ray here in the States.

Being posted through the Royal Mail I'm surprised it wasn't stolen or broken.
posted by benwad at 3:54 PM on March 18, 2009


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