On 3th, 4th and 5th April, from 4 pm to 8 pm, Espacio Fundación Telefónica will be hosting the VIDA Mission Eternity Stowaway Workshop, run by the Swiss digital artist group Etoy.Corporation.
The group are pioneers in Internet art and creators of the Mission Eternity Sarcophagus project, which received first prize at edition 10.0 for a mobile tomb containing and displaying the portraits of those who want their data remains to be sent to a digital afterlife, thus offering them life after death.
AGENTS miss Monorom (board member and long term CTO) and agent Zai (co-founder) invite and guide humans (age 5 to +99) on an eternal trip through space and time… they will assist each person to design and construct a MINI ARCANUM CAPSULE – a unique data collection of 64MB that, at the end of the day, will be inserted into the MISSION ETERNITY STORAGE. The system tries to keep the data alive forever by endless copy processes in the social network of MISSION ETERNITY ANGELS (people who donate a part of their free hard disk space to the mission).
Participants should bring whatever they want to put into their personal MINI ARCANUM CAPSULE: i.e. childhood images, documents, love letters, favorite books, drawings, technical manuals of devices they use, family album, plans of their house, songs (as mp3 files), packages of the food they eat, cash register slips, their trash of the previous day etc… what ever they want to conserve.
Etoy is totally open to handle the most crazy data. the more the participants prepare and think about their concepts the more intense/interesting the workshop.
Participants who have a laptop should bring it.
Disclaimer: MISSION ETERNITY is an artistic venture that is highly questionable and requires open minded test pilots.
MISSION ETERNITY STOWAWAY
Date: 3, 4 and 5 April
Schedule: 4-8 pm.
Space is limited
Room 1, Espacio Fundación Telefónica. (Fuencarral 3, Madrid)
You can sign up here. The cost of the workshop is €10 for all three days.