Reposted with permission from A Machine for the End of the World:
The International Correspondence Initiative
What it is: A project to make the world a smaller, more engaged and more interesting place the old-fashioned way: via snail-mail
Who it is: Anyone who is interested can participate!
Where it is: Global
Materials used: Typewriters, pens, pencils, paper, business card stock, cameras, braillers, steno machines, adding machines, craft supplies, greeting cards, scanners, computers
Purpose: To send out and receive unique correspondence (dubbed 'Typograms') and to post it to the Typosphere once it arrives at its intended destination
Content: The sky's the limit, as long as it's tasteful and safe for work/younger viewers
Comments: This is quickly becoming a pet project for me. I'm excited to get started with making and sending things! And I have some creative ideas for what I will receive, too. If privacy is a concern for any would-be participants, rest assured that your address would absolutely not be made public. Of course, all participants are to be held to the same privacy standards. Participants will receive addresses in round robin fashion; once a Typogram is sent to and received by one addressee, the sender will get another, random addressee. It will be up to the individuals involved as to wether they would like to continue correspondence with one another after the initial Typogram.
Contact: Please email any questions, comments or requests to Anna here.