current situation etoy.IMPLANTANT

on november 3rd the manifesta tank will complete the situation!

looking forward - it's going to be a about 170 square meter 2 container high

urban implant.


sarcophagus entrance for namoc china show

UPDATE: sketchup file with answers for namoc construction crew

BIG QUESTION: maybe we must change from round hole (170cm diameter) to a square hole (170x170cm). this connection from the "info tunnel" to the sarcophagus is cruitial. a square hole would allow us to create a better flow of visitors.

challenge: to channel up to 20'000 visitors a day trough the SARCOPHAGUS.

solution to at least handle up to 10'000 customers a day: a simple white wooden INFO TUNNEL in which ca 50-80 waiting visitors can be informed by a video running on 3-5 large screens (run time: 2-5 minutes ...according to the mass of people / speed).

INSIDE THE SARCOPHAGUS: between 10 and 15 people can experience a 2minute leary loop (listen watch etc).

etoy never dealt with such a massive flow of visitors and spends the first 3 days after the opening with modification of speed, information load, leary loop, customer feedback etc.

the core architecture (SARCOPHAGUS) looks like this:

3d sketchup file


etoy.TANK melt-down

that's what you get if you place etoy.TANKS too close to the sun or other heating
devices: sculptural object. value: priceless.

test object: 1:87 HO-SCALE MODEL CONTAINER high cube.
heating device: butan gas burner on maximum capacity.
test pilot: agent zai (outside HO-SCALE TANK).

never forget: etoy goes where none else can go

the show must go!

click image to enlarge
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voelklingen etoy.TANKLANDING 2007
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urban IMPLANT: etoy is going organic

there we go. here we grow. -> first etoy.TANK at raeffelstr 28 / Zuerich. the first brick of the new studio and research plant for a better life and a new breed of art.

One of four etoy.TANKS was placed on Tuesday 18.9.2007 to build the base for further construction.

Thanks to Swiss Life and Steff Fischer from Fischer Liegenschaften Zuerich for the trust in etoy.CORPORATION. It is great to know that even in hard times, when project funding for art on the edge seams almost impossible, there are brave individuals and companies out there who help with space, passion and time to turn ARTISTIC VISIONS INTO REALITY.

Thanks as well to Miriam Zehnder,, Rosmarie Mueller and Marc Angst from NRS Team, Ruedi Zai, Rahel Kamber (Wirtschaftsfoerderung Zürich), Paul Baumann (Praesidial Dept. Zuerich) and Lehrmittelverlag des Kantons Zurich for their network, ideas and energy. Kisses to all etoy.AGENTS working for art shares instead of old fashioned money. Greatings to Robert Anton Wilson and his peers in all 8 dimensions.


How to build an etoy.TANK - Part One

etoy.CEO agent.Zai and etoy.INTERN agent.MAKI are showing how
to customize your shipping-container into an original etoy.TANK.
A welding apparatus, a plasma cutter, some grinding machines and
a lot of steel are needed for the modification.

Here you can watch how to do it in motion pictures.

agent.ZAI welding
agent.ZAI is welding the reinforcing element, also called the
tank.BACKBONE, to the conatainer roof. Because the endwalls
are cut out to the half on two sites the container loses a lot of
stability. With this construction the etoy.TANK shouldn't collapse
when it is liftet.

etoy.TANK voelklingen etoy.TANK voelklingen
Here is how you and your contanier should look like after the
etoy.TANK rebuilding Part One.
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voelklingen etoy.TANKLANDING 2007

etoy.TANK-LANDING on March 9, 2007:

with 2 hours dealy the first etoy.TANK from china arrived in voelklingen.
it is the first of a new series of mobile etoy.STUDIOS. after the
encapsulation process etoy will integrate the system into its headquarters
in zurich/switzerland in 2008.

no, etoy didn't change its corporate identity! the tank will be modified and
then gets its final color coat: MISSION ETERNITY WHITE with orange logos,
shipping ID, etoy.TRACKING-NUMBER and standard container labels.

this is the home of etoy.TANKS No. 6 and No. 7. between March 2007 and
Mai 2008 two 40 feet high cube containers will be stacked and directly
connected to the giant "geblaesehalle" in which the show GENIUS 1 will
take place. via a gateway visitors will access etoy's installation that must
be capable to deal with up to 1000 visitors a day. a small part serves as
information area for adults while the main area is accessible for
participating children only.

two large steel pipes have to be dismantled and a steel construction will
be installed as pedestal. the main challenge is the emergency escape plan
which has to guarantee evacuation of 20 children within a few seconds.

modifications started on March 9, 2007. etoy.CEO zai and etoy.INTERN
Matthias Peter (picture) stayed 6 days in voelklingen working 12h a day
on preparation of the first etoy.TANK for the insulation and wood workers
who take over next week.

for the first time in history etoy.AGENTS picked up raw steel from the
factory directly. saarstahl still operates a huge plant next to the closed
huette. etoy.AGENTS assisted by local workers cut, grinded, welded and
assembled all parts inhouse to ensure highest quality.

as usual day and night shifts ensured pure self exploting in the name of
art and world domination.

after 6 days (and nights on the construction site and in voelklingens italo
saloon) the crew finished the raw steel work with a dealy of 3 days. the
next few weeks will be fully dedicated to software and detail tasks again.

thanks to the local workers: rainer schmitt (main angel working many late
shifts with etoy), sven peters, guenther marx and all other guys working
hard to get the job done.

thanks to frank kraemer (project manager) and dr. grewenig for trusting

see you in april!
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never forget: etoy goes where none else can go


etoy issued an updated strategy for the use of the etoy.HOLOGRAM: to certifiy all etoy art works. The artist's signature and the stroke of the brush are no longer adequate indicators of authorship. Watch out for the etoy.HOLOGRAM - the only valid proof of etoy.ORIGIN.

With every line of code, every sculpture, image, publication, exhibition, and award the etoy.BRAND and the body of work produced by collaborating etoy.AGENTS gains value. Today, low-quality plagiarism and counterfeit are a logical consequence of success. Asian brand pirates, greedy artists working for etoy in the past, former husbands and girl friends or art clowns: there are plenty of self-proclaimed etoy.EXPERTS trying to take advantage by offering phony paraphernalia or cruft from the etoy.TRASHCAN.

20'000 units produced in 2006 will be selectively applied and update etoy's corporate authenticity to reflect today's demand for originality in technology-driven art without ever compromising the rights and freedoms of the consumer of digital art.

MISSION ETERNITY m221e_20ft isolation

isolation (putex AL 20mm geklebt)
lattung 60x60mm
isolation/speichermasse (pavatherm 60mm)
dampfsperre verklebt (sager dampfbremse weiss)
OSB platten 21mm

lattung 80x100mm
isolation (saglan sb 22 80mm)
dampfsperre verklebt (sager dampfbremse weiss)
OSB platten 21mm


making a static (offline) copy of the etoy.HISTORY

so we have to generate a static (offline) copy of the history, a zope-based tool. in principle, (assuming you have wget and a command-line handy), you can do it like so:

wget --span-hosts --mirror --convert-links --page-requisites,,

this should recursively suck the whole site plus any dependencies located on and, as well as convert absolute urls to relative ones, where applicable.

note though, that the zope item.absolute_url() call, which in principle generates the absolute url of some item (sic), does _NOT_ append trailing slashes for folders, which means that as wget sucks some sampleFolder, it will first get the sampleFolder/index.html, and store it as sampleFolder (which is now a html document). it will then proceed to suck all the stuff referenced in sampleFolder/index.html. now comes the problem: if this references any files in sampleFolder, it will remove the local (html document) sampleFolder, generate a folder sampleFolder, and put those files in there --- your sampleFolder/index.html is lost!

in other words, when calling item.absolute_url(), for a folder in zope, you currently have to manually specify that a trailing slash be appended, which is ugly, but fortunately simple enough: item.absolute_url() + "/" so your precious data is requested with a trailing slash and saved as sampleFolder/index.html, as it should be.

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