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GM etoy.CORPORATION SA 2013

Distinguished Shareholders!

etoy invites you to the seventh annual meeting of etoy.CORPORATION SA.

When: June 8, 2013, 12.00-14.00
Where: etoy.TANKS Aargauerstrasse 88, 8048 Zurich, Switzerland.
http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2012/11/16/directions-to-etoy-tanks.html


Agenda items:
1. Welcome to etoy
2. Update by agent ZAI about etoy's investments and activities
3. Presentation of the financial figures for the year 2012
4. Presentation of the budget 2013
5. Discharge of the board
6. Election of the board: agents GRAMAZIO, MONOROM, ZAI, and HAEFLIGER (pr.)
7. Varia


Please submit any questions or discussion items before May 30 directly to the president (haefliger@etoy.com). The financial report and the statement of the auditor will be available to shareholders on site.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend the meeting you may delegate your voting rights to another shareholder. If you wish to do so, please forward your written consent to a shareholder of your choice before the meeting. etoy will count the voting rights present before the start of the meeting.

etoy invites you to a drink and a tour of the new location of the etoy.TANKS following the annual meeting.
for etoy
agent HAEFLIGER



http://www.etoy.com

Purpose of etoy.CORPORATION SA, registered in Zug, Switzerland,
Register of Commerce CH-170.3.029.244-0

"etoy is art and invests all resources in the production of more art. The
firm represents the core and code of the corporate sculpture, and
controls, protects, promotes, and exploits the cultural substance
(intellectual property) and the etoy.ART-COLLECTION. etoy intends to
reinvest all financial earnings in art"

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Directions to etoy.TANKS

how to reach our etoy.TANKS at Aargauerstrasse 88, 8048 Zurich


Public Transport: (directly from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, many tram- and bus-stations in the city and lots of towns near Zuerich) 
TRAM No 4 (direction Bahnhof Altstetten): 14 minutes from Hauptbahnhof Zurich or 25 minutes from Bellevue/Bahnhof Stadelhofen: Get off at station Würzgraben, walk back 30 meters and enter the Basislager on the left hand side of the street - you will see the etoy.TANKS on your right (8 orange and white containers in the front row).
At Bahnhof Altstetten (5 a minutes walk to/from the etoy.TANKS/ see map) you find many buses and trains:
 
BUS No 31 (from/to: Hegibachplatz & Schlieren Zentrum)
BUS No 78 (from/to: Bändliweg & Farbhof)
BUS No 80 (from/to: Trimli Spital & BH Oerlikon Nord)
BUS No 89 (from/to: SihlCity & Heizenholz)
BUS No 95 (from/to: Freilagerstrasse)
BUS No 304 (from/to: Dietikon BH)
BUS No 307 (from/to: Schlieren BH)
BUS No 308 (from/to: Urdorf/Oberurdorf)
 
Night Bus N2 (from/to: Schlieren Zentrum/BH & Bellevue) weekend only!
Night Bus N13  (from/to: Albisrieden & Bellevue) weekend only!
 
 
SBB trains to/from Bahnhof Altstetten link etoy directly with most towns around Zurich:
 
S3 (from/to: Aarau & Wetzikon via Zurich Stadelhofen, Zurich HB etc.)
S9 (from/to:Zug & Uster via Zurich Stadelhofen, Zurich HB etc.)
S12 (from/to: Winterthur & Brugg via Zurich Stadelhofen, Zurich HB, Baden etc.)
S15 (from/to: Affoltern a.A. & Rapperswil via Zurich Stadelhofen, Zuerich HB, Birmensdorf etc.)
 
Night Train SN1: Aarau & Winterthur (weekend only!)
Night Train SN9: Zug & Zurich (weekend only!)

CAR: (visitor's parkinglot can be found directly in front of the etoy.TANKS)

from Basel/Bern:
At Limmattaler Kreuz take a left direction Zürich-City, after 5.7 km (ca. 4min) leave the Autobahn A1, continue about 1 km, than take a sharp right into Aargauerstrasse direction Engrosmarkt, after about 200 meter you see the etoy.TANKS on your right hand side, pass them and enter on driveway on your right, park in front.

from St. Gallen:
A1 Direction Zurich, at junction Zürich-Ost take a left direction Zurich-City, after 2.5km (ca. 3min), leave the Autobahn A1 direction Bern, Luzern, Unterstrass, continue 2.5km (ca. 5min), stay on your right on Hardturmrampe direction Bern, Basel, after 426 m take a left in Förrlibuckstrasse, continue about 356m, take a left in  Duttweilerstrasse direction Chur, Bern, Basel, continue 248m, take a right in Pfingstweidstrasse direction Bern, Basel, after 779 m take a left into Aargauerstrasse, direction Engrosmarkt, after about 200 meter you see the etoy.TANKS on your right hand side, pass them and enter on driveway on your right, park in front.

from Luzern:
Take the A2 direction Zürich, than direction Zurich-City, take the exit 2/Brunau, to to Manesseplatz, than left on Schimmelstrasse direction Basel, Schaffhausen, Letzigrund, take a left to Altstetten, after 648 m take a right on Duttweilerbrücke direction Bern, Basel, after 623m take a left on Pfingstweidstrasse direction Bern, Basel, after 812m take a left into Aargauerstrasse, direction Engrosmarkt, after about 200 meter you see the etoy.TANKS on your right hand side, pass them and enter on driveway on your right, park in front.

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etoy.GM 2012 just started: let's turn over.

Following agents and core agents are present:
etoy.HAEFLIGER, etoy.GRAMAZIO, etoy.TABEA, etoy.ZAI, etoy.MONOROM, etoy.SILVAN, etoy.STAMBERGER, etoy.ALBERTO (REVISOR)

LET‘S TURN OVER.
LET‘S TWIST THE VALUES.
LET‘S WIN-WIN,
LET‘S INVEST AND PROFIT!!!

etoy.ADMINISTRATION

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General Meeting of etoy.CORPORATION SA

Distinguished Shareholders!

etoy invites you to the fifth annual meeting of etoy.CORPORATION SA.

When: June 12, 15.00-17.00
Where: etoy.TANKS - Raeffelstr. 30, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland.
http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2007/10/31/archive/tanklocation-binz-raeffelstrasse-30.html

Agenda items:
1. Welcome by the president
2. Update by agent ZAI about etoy's investments and activities
3. Presentation of the financial figures for the year 2010
4. Presentation of the budget 2011
5. Discharge of the board
6. Election of the board: agents GRAMAZIO, MONOROM, ZAI, and HAEFLIGER (pr.)
7. Varia


Please submit any questions or discussion items before May 27 directly to the president (haefliger@etoy.com). The financial report and the statement of the auditor will be available to shareholders on site.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend the meeting you may delegate your voting rights to another shareholder. If you wish to do so, please forward your written consent to a shareholder of your choice before the meeting. etoy will count the voting rights present before the start of the meeting.

etoy invites you to a drink and a special tour of the etoy.TANKS following the annual meeting.
for etoy
agent HAEFLIGER



http://www.etoy.com

Purpose of etoy.CORPORATION SA, registered in Zug, Switzerland,
Register of Commerce CH-170.3.029.244-0
"etoy is art and invests all resources in the production of more art. The firm represents the core and code of the corporate sculpture, and controls, protects, promotes, and exploits the cultural substance (intellectual property) and the etoy.ART-COLLECTION. etoy intends to reinvest all financial earnings in art"

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Kulturbotschaft BAK / Swiss politics on art funding

During the process of Swiss legislation, the executive presents the public with a draft for funding guidelines for 2012-2015. The total amount to be spent on culture remains stable at 633m over these years (compare with e.g. 12,000m for the Swiss military over the same period!).

From reading that document, it seems legislators largely underestimate the role of digital culture in general and perceive the "digital" as a threat rather than an opportunity. Vast sections in the document speak of conservation and digitization of content in order to keep and store existing cultural value. This is important. However, when it comes to fostering innovation and the production of new works, digital culture remains poorly understood and a placeholder called "GameCulture" needs to stand in for a deep-rooted and fundamental shift in production technology in the arts. This is deplorable to say the least.

Im Schatten der klassischen Kulturformen hat sich die erste rein digitale Kulturform entwickelt: das Computerspiel. (p. 76)

It is not surprising that experts on conservation look backwards and worry about digitization. What is surprising is that the central document to justify the funding of the arts of an entire nation reduces the information and knowledge-based means of production to computer gaming!

What does this imply for the bodies that support art today? Ideally, funding institutions understand that contemporary art involves software and hardware, music is made of code and strings, sculpture with CAD and clay, visuals with graphics software and printers, and so on. However, from reading the Kulturbotschaft, this does not seem to be where we stand today.

Eight years ago, the Swiss government started an initiative to support media and digital art: sitemapping. During these years, experts from funding bodies have come to understand how art production works and built a network of committees and juries to evaluate and understand quality and how to support quality and ultimately, hopefully, focus funding on potential impact.

etoy has always been critical of these "experts" not least because they failed to understand that long-term orientation in the production of digital art is not an oxymoron but a necessity to quality, much like in every domain of knowledge creation.

Nevertheless, we find ourselves defending this initiative and their proponents today. Reading the suggested legislature reminded us that even semi-competent funding initiatives point into the right direction and dropping all of this in favor of a narrow sub-field (computer gaming) is wrong-headed and irresponsible.

Funding art is difficult and etoy is not simply advocating a centralized, top-down funding body. The structures to evaluate impact and judge quality, however, require investment over many years as well as individuals with large networks and experience. A country such as Switzerland that relies on knowledge, education, and innovation speed needs a deeper understanding of how culture is produced today than what emanates from this Kulturbotschaft. It is fine to conserve but the emphasis is out of balance. Unless the Swiss government understands that shifting resources towards creation and innovation of contemporary art by current means, we will end up with more Ballenberg and Landesmuseum and Denkmalschutz rather than cutting-edge technology, innovation, and inspiration.

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New etoy.AGENT activated: etoy.HG

Welcome etoy.HG, officially part of the crew since fall 2010, joining the corporation in the midst of the Gwangju show


«Hannes Gassert aka etoy.HG is a tech entrepreneur, writer and technology strategist invested in business models beyond profit. While studying Computer Science and Media Sociology in Fribourg (Switzerland) and publishing on Semantic Wikis at DERI Galway (Ireland), he co-founded Liip, a leading Swiss agile web development firm and helped scaling it up to 50+ employees. Since 2001 he's organizing community efforts pushing for open source and open standards. An etoy investor and supporter since 1999, he's currently on duty as an executive etoy.AGENT in Gwangju (Korea) as well as working with O'Reilly Media on a forthcoming book on open source e-learning strategies.»

Find the biographies of all current etoy.AGENTS here.

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etoy and Ouest-Lumière, Paris 11e arr.

etoy.HAEFLIGER and Yann Toma, president of Ouest-Lumière, in the company's downtown Paris underground shelter last night.

The etoy.EUROPE branch is preparing the launch of a virtual conference series with art firm luminaries! Stay tuned.

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Conversation with Yann Toma

excerpt from a longer communication to be published by Art&Flux:

Yann Toma (Chairman of Ouest-Lumière): Tu suggères une intensification de nos relations d'entreprise. Comment envisage-tu aujourd'hui la relation entre deux entreprises critiques?

agent HAEFLIGER: Absolutely yes! I believe the continued exchange of knowledge and experience between critical companies is of great value to both partners. In business terms, synergies are clearly visible: both companies face growing markets, under-informed clients and critics, blissfully ignorant public institutions, disintegrated and chaotic supply chains, high price fluctuations in global end-customer and secondary markets, and a social environment that still views critical companies all too often with an old-left myopia for cutting-edge technology and an outright phobia of capitalist institutions. In artistic terms, the exchange covers production methods, working routines, critical thinking and continued struggles to keep a team running, and most of all the organizational challenges that are so critical to solve in order for the art production to rely on a solid fundament of communication and risk management and sharing.

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Internet Explorer 6 died

After 8 years it's so liberating!

WE DO NOT SUPPORT IE6 ANYMORE.
Art is not made for old-fashioned browsers of past generations.

IE6 does not support PNG transparency.
IE6 does not know position:fixed;
IE6 does not know what to do with min-height;

Read more about the IE6 Funeral
check the funeral images on flicker
read the Official Google Enterprise Blog
CSS IE6 mess

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etoy is hosting TED2010 powered by liip

etoy is very proud to host this inspiring firing of ideas streamed from california: TED2010
thanks to etoy.INVESTOR Hannes Gassert from liip who connected us to Hugo Schotman - the man with the TED conference streaming license.

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