watch more of the great pictures: thanks to that last minute effort monorom and silvan especially,
who had to wait hours longer to get packed and ready! THANKS Tabea
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Ars09 / Human nature lecture by etoy.MAJA


Lecture on recent encounters with techno-scientific ideologies, art and the materiality of living and dead bodies by etoy.MAJA. Presented in the context of the human nature lectures during Ars Electronica 2009.

This and more videos can be found in the Ars09 podcast archive.


Mathon soundscape for M∞ Sarcophagus

Mathon at etoy's Mission Eternity Sarcophagus
Pete Leuenberger and Roger Stucki from Mathon

The collaboration between Mathon and etoy for the soundscape of the Mission Eternity Sarcophagus continued intensively towards Ars Electronica 2009. What started with a small concept and yielded in an impressive first release for Heiligkreuz got refined again, and is currently mesmerizing the many visitors of the Sarcophagus on Ars Electronica's upperdeck.

Mathon's soundscape is an integral part of the Sarcophagus already. Voices and breathing of our Testpilots are woven together with minimal clicks on booming ambient layers. All floating - no beats and disturbing breaks, so that a visitor just feels like lying down on the orange pillows to enjoy the space.


Red Hat, Transnational Republic meet up with etoy

agent SILVAN explaining the M221e PIXEL system based on Fedora 8 to Red Hat evangelist Jan Wildeboer and Georg Zoche from Transnational Republic



etoy.MAJA presenting at the human nature panel

etoy.MAJA presenting at the human natures panel

etoy.MAJA is pushing MISSION ETERNITY to new heights.


M∞ Sarcophagus at Ars Electronica 2009

Mission Eternity Sarcophagus at Ars Electronica 2009
Mission Eternity Sarcophagus at Ars Electronica 2009

Maki, Haefliger, Maja and Monorom with visitors /
Kaoru and Sota from double negatives architecture


LED loss during transport


The driver of a 512 LED unit could be identified as damaged, causing strange power fluctuations that influenced half of the display.

Missions always have a certain amount of uncertainty, doubt and failure. Multimeter to the rescue!



MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS arrived at Ars Electronica Center Main Deck

1-8/8 twisting values since 1994