etoy.CORE-AGENTS (management, co-owners, double voting rights)
etoy.MONOROM (etoy.CORE-AGENT / management / instructor & web designer / since 1998)
etoy.MONOROM (Zurich-based) is a Swiss artist/designer/web developer/teacher and serves as an etoy.CORE-AGENT (etoy.TOP-MANAGEMENT). She is a member of the board of etoy.CORPORATION SA since 2003 and responsible for human resources and style. Miss Monorom was principally involved in the production of «TOYWAR» in 1999/2000, «etoy.BROOD» and «MISSION ETERNITY». She led the implementation of the «etoy.SHARE-VALUE-SYSTEM» in 2001 and introduced «etoy.CREW-BLOGGING». MONOROM runs intensivstation.ch (valid code design studio) and monorom.com (a web agency) and teaches web publishing. Before becoming a geek, she worked as an advisor and project manager in the fashion industry (clients included Vivienne Westwood, Lybertis London, Fabric Frontline).
etoy.HAEFLIGER (etoy.CORE-AGENT / management / economist & researcher ETH / since 2003)
etoy.HAEFLIGER (Zurich-based) is a Swiss economist and chairman of etoy.CORPORATION SA. He is responsible for investor relations (etoy.SHARES, public relations) and hosts the show “BURNING CAPITAL AND WASTING TIME WITH etoy.HAEFLIGER”. He conducts research and teaches at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, focusing on strategy and technology-driven innovation in software and entertainment. Prior to joining etoy.CORPORATION, he built up hedge fund research for a small Swiss private bank after having worked in quantitative financial analysis for one of Europe's largest alternative investment advisors. etoy.HAEFLIGER holds a doctorate degree (Dr. oec.) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He studied and worked in Switzerland, the U.S.A., Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy and as well in Russia.
etoy.ZAI (etoy.CORE-AGENT / management /artist & professor / since 1994)
etoy.ZAI (Zurich-based) is a Swiss artist/professor and one of the co-founders of etoy. He served as CEO of etoy between 1996 and 2009. Today, he shares management power with two other etoy.CORE-AGENTS. Zai was principally involved in the planning and production of the award winning «digital hijack» (Prix Ars Electronica 1996), «TOYWAR» in 1999/2000, «etoy.BROOD» (since 2002) and the «MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS» (Switch innovation award 2006, Telefonica's VIDA award 2008). etoy.ZAI holds a master's degree in visual communication from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He worked as an anchorman for the Swiss National Television (SF-DRS), and in 1992 he co-founded HIRN-lein, a telephone entertainment company. Beyond his commitment for etoy.CORPORATION, etoy.ZAI works for universities and corporate clients. Between 2003 and 2009 he was professor and head of unit "Media & Interaction Design" at ECAL (University for Art and Design in Lausanne, one of the world's top ten ranked design schools). Currently, Zai became father and leads the preparation work for etoy's first retrospective series in Asia (Gwangju Kunsthalle in South Korea, eArts Festival Shanghai), Europe (Basislager Zürich, Kunsthaus Zug) and the USA (venue tba). He also prepares a two-year research project for the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel.
etoy.SILVAN (CHIEF DEVELOPER / open source developer / Zurich / since 2003)
etoy.SILVAN (Zurich-based) is a Swiss open source software developer and designer. For etoy, he provides code on demand, contributes to the advancement of etoy.CORPORATION's high-level knowledge management and social software tools, and enables the smooth transitions of digital art within the diverse etoy.UNIVERSE. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the award winning «MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS» (Switch innovation award 2006, Telefonica's VIDA award 2008) and the key agent behind «MISSION ETERNITY TAMATAR» (since 2009). A cabinetmaker by training, etoy.SILVAN graduated from ZHdK, the University of Art and Design in Zurich, specializing in new media. In 2010 etoy.SILVAN received his masters degree in interaction design from ZHdK. His professional experience as a software developer in Switzerland and India includes content management, groupware, and web application, most of which are licensed as Free software.
etoy.AGENTS (co-owners, regular voting rights)
etoy.MAKI (SENSOR MAN / interaction designer & social worker / Zurich / since 2007)
etoy.MAKI (Zurich-based) is a Swiss interaction designer, bike messenger and etoy.AGENT. He graduated from ZHdK, the University of Art and Design in Zurich, specializing in Interaction Design and has been involved with etoy.CORPORATION since 2007. As a nascent expert in merging mankind with technology, MAKI supports the company in designing and building interactive installations for MISSION ETERNITY. He provides reliable ground crew services by managing construction sight hassles such as fixing bugs, both human and technological.
etoy.TABEA (IMAGE AGENT / graphic designer / Zurich / since 2008)
etoy.TABEA (Zurich-based) is a Swiss graphic designer and art director with extensive experience in corporate identity, advertising and fine arts. Since 2008 she is part of etoy.CORPORATION as IMAGING AGENT. She is a key agent in the production of the «etoy.SHARED-HISTORY». Her strong conceptual and strategic view of design has helped her garner numerous advertising awards such as the FAB Awards London, Eurobest, Global Awards, Swiss Poster Award and Art Directors Club. Tabea also gained international experience with TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. For years Tabea has been responsible for artistic direction of numerous art projects such as exhibition design, short film productions in LA and web and book design. She runs her own design bureau in Zurich.
etoy.STAMBERGER (CARNET ATA AGENT / Zurich / since 2000)
etoy.STAMBERGER is a Swiss database architect, a valuable etoy.LOGISTICS-AGENT and active in the food & beverage management sector. He is responsible to coordinate global cargo container transfer operations involving intercontinental cargo vessels, railway networks, and trucks. An internet pioneer and database professional running his own company, he is an active observer of the geek culture since 1990.
etoy.HG (ENTREPRENEUR / open source advocate / Gwangju & Zurich / since 2010)
etoy.HG (Zurich-based) 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 founded Liip, a leading Swiss agile web development firm and helped scaling it up to 60 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 about open source e-learning strategies.
etoy.FRED 刘嘉 Liu Jia (CHINA AGENT / project manager / Beijing / since 2008)
etoy.FRED is a Chinese project manager in the human resources sector who is based in Beijing. Agent FRED joined etoy.CORPORATION in 2008 as a local expert and production manager for the etoy.PLANTS in China. Since then etoy.FRED coordinates and supervises manufacturing, quality control and shipping of etoy.ARTWORK in China.
etoy.AMI 尹晓璐 (CHINA AGENT / Production / Beijing / since 2008)
etoy.AMI, coordinates and supervises manufacturing, quality control and shipping of etoy's productions in Beijing. She's been working as a freelancer and personal stock investor at the Chinese stork market for almost 7 years. In 2009 she first joined etoy's outsourcing activities by helping to set up China operations with etoy.FRED.
etoy.ALBERTO (MEDICAL DOCTOR / pharma project manager / Basel / since 2008)
etoy.ALBERTO is a Basel based Mexcian human cognition researcher, business analyst, artist and medical doctor. He joined etoy in 2008, introducing the use of ECG as an element of MISSION ETERNITY PILOT self-portraits. He holds a Medical Degree from La Salle University (Mexico City), and complemented his education with Fine Arts studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has many years of experience in clinical trial management, and as a business analyst and informatics project leader for the Pharmaceutical Industry. In 2009 Alberto has joined the Human Cognition and Evolution program at the University of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Spain).
etoy.UNDERCOVER-AGENTS (co-founders/owners, double voting rights)
etoy.GRAMAZIO (PRESIDENT etoy.CORPORATION SA / architect & professor ETH / Zurich / since 1994)
etoy.GRAMAZIO is an Italian and Swiss architect/professor and one of the founding agents of etoy. Today he serves as vice president of the etoy.VENTURE asscociation. Gramazio was principally involved in the production of the «digital hijack» in 1996, and «TOYWAR» in 1999/2000. Beyond his commitment for etoy he runs the architectural firm GRAMAZIO & KOHLER and has built sWISH, the IBM pavilion at the Swiss national exhibition as well as the Christmas illumination for Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. etoy.GRAMAZIO holds a master's degree in architecture from ETH Zurich. In 2005 he was appointed professor for computer controlled production processes in architectural design at ETH Zurich.
etoy.KUBLI (LEGAL AFFIARS / attorney / Las Presillas Bajas & Zurich / since 1994)
etoy.KUBLI is a Swiss lawyer and one of the founding agents of etoy. He still serves as a legal in-house council and board member for etoy.VENTURE association. Kubli served as vice president of etoy.VENTURE association from 1998 to 2004 and was a key agent in the production of the «digital hijack» in 1996 and «TOYWAR» in 1999/2000. He holds a master's degree in law from the Universities of Zurich and Geneva, and beside his involvement in etoy.CORPORATION, he worked at the criminal chamber of the Zurich Supreme Court and opened up his own law firm in 2004.
etoy.SATELLITES & SLEEPERS (etoy.VENTURE ASSOCIATION: no voting rights)
etoy.BALMER (CULTURAL SERVICES / Bern / since 2006)
etoy.GUTEKUNST (VIDEOARTIST/Hong Kong/Zürich/ since 2011)
etoy.ISA (MISSION ETERNITY AGENT / sound composer / London / since 2006)
etoy.MAJA (MORTAL REMAINS & SCIENCE ADVISOR / anthropologist / Cambridge / since 2007)
etoy.MARLAND (USA AGENT / marketing / San Jose / since 2006)
etoy.MATHIS (HANDY MAN / mac emergency expert / Zurich / since 2003)
etoy.MAX (PRESS ARCHIVE AGENT / web designer / Lausanne / since 2005)
etoy.MURIEL (CODER / opensource developer / Beijing /since 2008)
etoy.NEWTRON (SYSOP.AT / engineer / Vienna / since 1999)
etoy.POL (DEVELOPER ANGEL APP. & POSTMASTER / coder / Berlin / since 2005)
etoy.REID (MISSION ETERNITY VOICE / sound composer / London / since 2006)
etoy.ROCK (SPECIAL EFFECTS & SOCIAL ENGINEERING / Zurich / since 2002)
etoy.ROCKET (FOOD & BEVERAGE AGENT / coder / Zurich / since 2002)
etoy.ROVERO (TERMINUS DESIGN / industrial designer / Lausanne / since 2005)
etoy.SCOTT-DE-MARTINVILLE (TERMINUS DESIGN / industrial designer big game / Lausanne / since 2005)
etoy.VINCENT (DEVELOPER ANGEL APP. / chemist & invest. banking coder / Zurich / since 2003)
former etoy.AGENTS (etoy.VENTURE ASSOCIATION: no voting rights)
etoy.MARCOS (DIRECTOR ART COLLECTION / biologist & economist / 2002-2007)
etoy.MIR (etoy.TANK-PLANT architect 1999-2006)
etoy.TG (CTO 2001-2004), etoy.BARBIE (day care nurse 2004)
etoy.NEMIES (render man 2000-2003), etoy.ZACH (strategy 1999-2003)
etoy.BEN (CFO / Zurich / 2007-2008)
Markus Treichler (model 1994-1999), Gino Esposto (sound engineer 1994-1998)
etoy.BRAINHARD aka HANS (press speaker 1994-1998 / persona non grata since 2001)
Daniel Udatny (CTO 1994-1997), etoy.ANYA (1994)
Joi Ito (technology & politics)
Dr Reinhold Grether (science advisor & human search engine)
Coco Loretan (gener bender)
Ruedi Zai (architecture)
Rolf Hegglin (engineering, statics)
Dr Simon Grand (strategic management)