by !Mediengruppe Bitnik (2013)
An original initiative:
A parcel containing a camera is sent to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London through the Royal Mail. Through a hole in the parcel, the camera documents its journey through the postal system. The images are transfered to this website, where the status of the parcel can be followed in realtime.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik will post the parcel around noon on Wednesday, 16 January 2013. The parcel is due to arrive at its destination within 24 hours. Should the first parcel fail to reach Julian Assange, a second and third parcel will follow within the next few days.
We want to see where the parcel will end up. Will it reach its destination? Which route will it take?
The parcel is a REAL_WORLD_PING, a SYSTEM_TEST, inserted into a highly tense diplomatic crisis. Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012. Although he was granted political asylum by Ecuador in August 2012, he is unable to leave the embassy premises for fear of being arrested by UK authorities.
As receiving the parcel, Julian Assange has made a photo live show.