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Taking a stand

As well as a frankly astonishing range of speakers (of which more here), Extreme Computing also features a characteristically off-kilter selection of exhibitors, in many cases inviting you to purchase their wares at substantial savings.

In loosely alphabetical order, we can now reveal them to include:

Alt.Cyberpunk.Chatsubo
- compilation of newsgroup-written cyberpunk short stories
http://www.accanthology.com/

Black Ice magazine
- Brighton's famed mid-'90s cyberzine at last reaches issue 4
http://www.blackicemedia.co.uk/IndexStart.html

Bookartbookshop
- shop and information centre for artists' books and presses - "for the aesthetically and bibliographically curious".
http://www.bookartbookshop.com/

Bricklane TV
- model for Reality TV based on real issues: culture, conflict, drugs, religion, art
info@bricklane.tv

The British Go Association
- ancient board game and origin of the word "Atari"
http://www.britgo.org/

The Campaign for Digital Rights
- fighting draconian copy-protection measures and legislation in the UK
http://uk.eurorights.org/

C64Audio.com
- CDs of original and remixed Commodore game themes
http://www.c64audio.com/

The Classic Amiga Preservation Society
- saving the likes of SWIV and Alien Breed 2 for future generations
http://www.caps-project.org/

The Commodore 64 Underground
- compilation of C64 demos, mostly showing in the bar
http://www.ironfeather.com/c64/

Consume.net
- London's local wireless networking whizzes
http://consume.net/twiki/bin/view/Main/GeneralFAQ#ConsumeTheNet_GeneralFAQ

Copenhagen Free University
- domestic, mutating, autonomous institution asking what an aesthetics for life in the knowledge economy might be
http://www.infopool.org.uk/

Cybernetic Culture Research Unit
- international collective of hyperculture researchers producing "pulp theory/fiction hybrids"
http://www.ccru.info/

Datacide & Wolverine
- thrashing theory zines
matthewhyland@hotmail.com

Disinfotainment
- countercultural zines and geegaws from the UK's foremost Kinder Egg collector
http://www.mpawson.demon.co.uk/

Digital Tables
- custom-made table-top MAME arcade machines
http://www.digitaltables.co.uk/home.html

Dorkbot London
- artists and musicians dedicated to "doing strange things with electricity"
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotlondon/

Electronic Frontier Foundation
- pioneering US pro-freedom organisation
http://www.eff.org/

Francis Upritchard
- artist, taxidermist, pizza chef and saviour of obsolete electronic devices
francis@netnames.co.uk

Gaia Live
- London-based dance music webcasters coming out of Brick Lane
http://www.gaialive.co.uk/

I Will Do Anything to Get Girls into My Bedroom
- video distribution network for women
http://www.andiwilldo.net/

Idiotica.co.uk
- spoof newspaper site hosting this year's "Comedy Zone"
http://www.idiotica.co.uk/

IndyMedia/IMC
- grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues - UK node
http://uk.indymedia.org/

Inventory
- artists' collective and producers of the Inventory journal. Also known to pursue human "Coagulum" and "Endless Sonic Mania"
http://www.inventory.mcmail.com/

Linux Install Day
- have Linux installed (or your questions answered) by experts from London Linux User Group
http://www.lonix.org.uk/

Lo-fi
- net art project locator
http://www.low-fi.org.uk/

London 2600
- local group for "computer security enthusiasts" of all kinds
http://www.london2600.org.uk/

MA RAVE XR
- digital media MA group from Ravensbourne College
http://www.ma.rave.ac.uk/XR/

Media Arts Projects
- agency working on collaborations, research, and organisation of projects connected to media, art and technology
http://www.mediaartprojects.org.uk/

Music to Communicate
- bespoke music composers
http://claud.dns2go.com/m2cmedia/

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie
- collaborating since 1995 using new technologies, video, installation, performance and broadcast media including webcasting
http://www.swansong.tv/kids/npkg.html

Playstation2-Linux
- official Sony port of Linux to the popular next-gen games console
http://playstation2-linux.com/

The Redundant Technology Initiative
- pro-Linux PC recyclers from Sheffield
http://www.lowtech.org/

The Register
- irreverent tech news behemoth
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/31/25111.html

Shu Lea Chang
- artist and filmmaker, creator of - among others - "IKU" and "Brandon"
http://www.elproyecto.com/chang.html

Sinclair Archeology
- Sir Clive-endorsed guide to "every single Sinclair product ever"
http://www.etedeschi.ndirect.co.uk/book.htm

Slackers Lounge
- a bunch of slackers

Space Hijackers
- no-holds-barred anarchists who have declared war on the capitalist design and control of public and private space
http://www.spacehijackers.co.uk/

Spamradio
- text to speech heaven - "Serving up delicious helpings of spam each hour of every day to all who are hungry"
http://www.spamradio.org/

Strange Attractor
- monthly films and talks from the fringes of contemporary culture
http://www.strangeattractor.co.uk/

Stu's World Of Pocketeers
- swap or buy mechanical handhelds with former Amiga Power videogame champ
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/thumbs_aloft/pocketeers/

Street Level Gallery
- Glaswegian exhibition and education space for photomedia
malcs@sl-photoworks.demon.co.uk

Thomson & Craighead
- commemorative web-browser tea-towels from the digital artist duo
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/thapf.html

Variant
- a roughly biannual magazine of cross-currents in culture
http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~variant/

Wearable computing
- head-mounted wireless internet connectivity that fits in your pocket
http://the.earth.li/~martin/wearables/

Year Zero + friends
- documentary film makers and social researchers dissecting the cultural Gordian knot known as "Regeneration"
dave@year-zero.com

Z Lab
- videos and brochures from the BBC Micro-using artificial-life artist
http://www.zprod.org/


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