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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

Questions about Messages – ANSWERED!

Where do messages end up?

Really, this all depends on the wind.  Some days, the wind blows the islands back to the shore where they are launched.  Other days, they may blow over to the other side of the lake (like in the previous post).  On really special days, the wind catches the messages just right and floats them over to us on the island where we can just reach over and pick them up out of the water.  We have received about ten this way so far.

How do you retrieve the messages?

We row around and pick them up.

What is your favorite message?

Some people get really creative with the messages they send.  One of my favorites was definitely the “Full Circle” message where someone found their original message on the blog, printed it out, and sent it back to us with “Full Circle” written on the print out.  I also love receiving drawings and poems.  Opening up a messages feels like Christmas.  I feel excited every time I retrieve a message from its capsule.

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