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etoy wins the SWITCH Innovation Award 2006

MISSION ETERNITY wins the SWITCH innovation award 2006, a prize endowed with 15,000 CHF for innovations that involve a large audience by making use of the internet.

The jury rates MISSION ETERNITY as "highly unusual in artistic, technological and social terms" and commends the bold and friendly subversive undertone that disobeys established discourses about life and death, all while deeply moving the user.
http://www.switch.ch/about/news.html?id=123

The award ceremony takes place in Bern on October 17, 4.30 p.m. at the Museum of Communication, Helvetiastr. 16, 3000 Bern. The event is open to the public. You are welcome to discuss the sensitive topic and technical background with the MISSION ETERNITY GROUND CREW.

> Special guest: 83 years old TEST PILOT Sepp Keiser.


SWITCH - The Swiss Education and Research Network. http://www.switch.ch/

The SWITCH Jury:
>Annette Schindler, curator and manager of "plug in" Basel, in charge of the Swiss Institute in New York (1997-2000) and “Kunsthaus Glarus” (1992-1997).
>Rodney Douglas, professor and head of the Institute of Neuroinformatics, a joint institute of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich.
>Maia Engeli, frm. professor ETH Zurich, lives in Vancouver, Canada and works for the School for Interactive Arts and Technology of Simon Fraser University.
>Christophe Guignard, founding member of fabric.ch, an electronic architecture studio based in Lausanne.


>Join MISSION ETERNITY today:
>http://www.missioneternity.org

>Museum of Communication
>http://www.mfk.ch/index.html?&L=2

Thanks to donations and private investments, MISSION ETERNITY is alive and has been launched successfully at ISEA 2006! Thank you to all retail and corporate investors! A current edition of etoy.SHARE-CERTIFICATES is available for 500 CHF each. More documentation visuals will be added continuously: http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2006/07/20/share-issues-july-2006.html

> etoy.FRIENDS in Switzerland: sign the open letter for access to artistic work and limits to digital rights management because the renewal of the existing is a prerequisite for innovation: http://www.kunstfreiheit.ch/serendipity/
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