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Tasks / Missive From Strangers From Friends

Have a stranger write a postcard or letter to someone you know.

It is recommended that you give the postcards to strangers already-stamped and addressed.

1 to 3 players
25 points
Level 2

Terms: exchange, interpersonal, returnoftherevengetwoelectricboogaloo, stranger

18 completed :: 23 in progress
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Better with Age...
posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 15th, 2008 4:23 PM

Wow, this is a classic!

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:14 PM

possibly good for Africa.


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I gave a five minute talk on this for Noisebridge's recent 5MoF series; it fairly well sums up the task. For those who like words, read on; for those who'd like to see all the pictures, make sure to look to the end. [youtube:

25 + 120 points :: 7 comments :: 24 votes
Missive From Strangers From Friends by zer0gee November 30th, 2008 12:09 PM

Two of my good friends here at SF0 are moving. One of them is moving further away from me, and the other is moving closer to me. I thought this task would be a good opportunity to send them some interesting mail - the last mail in an old place for ...

25 + 112 points :: 11 comments :: 24 votes

I decided to get 100 strangers to send 100 postcards to one special lady. I also decided that I would find these 100 strangers at Burning Man. This lady that I would send all of the postcards to has never been to Burning Man and has always wanted to ...

25 + 103 points :: 11 comments :: 21 votes

A missive from GaØ and Øuagadøugøu and ⴶⴹⵣØ I had an 18 year old local girl write a postcard in Ga to a friend in ØAK. On the front is a picture of the Asantehene, the current king of the Asante people. If you'd like her Englis...

25 + 70 points :: 10 comments :: 19 votes

Dear SF0, I made the acquaintance of most of the core of "Old School" MN0 the spring and summer of 2005. A girl on the edge of multiple breakdowns and in the midst of the worst social anxiety I've ever suffered, I found Star5, and immediately knew ...

25 + 61 points :: 5 comments :: 14 votes :: 3 collaborators

Saille: The best way to get me to do a task I'd never have the guts to do on my own, apparently, is for friends to join the game on the condition that they start with a specific task they can't do on their own. I am terrified of asking anything of s...

25 + 50 points :: 4 comments :: 11 votes :: 3 collaborators

JJason For the second part of our tasking, Rongo Rongo and I set out to the hall of MIT to search out people to write postcards to our dear friends. For postcards we used some old cards Rongo Rongo had kicking around, which we had earlier addressed a...

25 + 50 points :: 12 comments :: 10 votes :: 2 collaborators

"eclectic, artsy, foggy" "agonizing, exciting, passionate" "I took her" "mangos [sic] sunshine babies" "eros acorn bridge" "it kinda sucks" "in need of acceptance" "confusing ...

25 + 43 points :: 2 comments :: 9 votes

A quick search in my cupboard gave me two postcards I bought in Sweden last year but forgot to post. Finally they would be put to good use! Interestingly MonkeyBoy Dan's sister sent him a text asking him about sf0 as she had accidentally deleted the...

25 + 32 points :: 2 comments :: 9 votes :: 2 collaborators

For this task I obtained 5 post cards and stamps. I addressed them to: My Mom and Step Father My Dad and Step Mother My brother and his wife My girl friend My girlfriends parents Here is a shot of the postcards as prepared: I then ...

25 + 29 points :: 4 comments :: 6 votes
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