Extreme Computing Festival to feature author of ‘Chuckie Egg’
Plus Physicist Freeman Dyson
Acclaimed theoretical physicist FREEMAN DYSON, inventor of the "Dyson Sphere", will be joining an unprecedented lineup of guests - which also includes NIGEL ALDERTON, the creator of "Chuckie Egg" - at this year's FESTIVAL OF EXTREME COMPUTING, taking place at the Camden Centre in London, from 11am-7pm Sunday 9th June 2002.
Dyson and his son, George, will be discussing and signing copies of George's latest book, "Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957-1965", as part of a panel discussion entitled "When Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact - And Then Becomes Science Fiction Again".
Other presentations will include a debate on whether it's possible to make money out of online comedy (featuring CHARLIE BROOKER of notorious listings spoof site TV GO HOME), plus A Salute To 20 Years Of The ZX Spectrum, with reminiscences from NIGEL ALDERTON, author of pioneering platform game "Chuckie Egg", which also went on to be a big hit on the BBC Micro.
The event has been described as "a technology trade fair with a difference", "a medieval version of eBay" and "a summer festival for those of us whose idea of a good time is sitting indoors hunched over a PC with the curtains drawn".
It has been organised by the UK's leading digital arts magazine MUTE in conjunction with award-winning news site NTK, who have survived for 5 years in the ever-perilous dot-com arena, as much to their own surprise as anyone else's.
Other attractions will include speakers, demonstrations, musical interludes, live weblogging, wireless networking workshops and robot building. And, of course, plenty of stalls where you can buy all
kinds of weird stuff, from retro video games to cyberpunk fanzines, commemorative internet tea-towels and Japanese junk food.
It's what a folk arts and crafts market would be like, had it been organised by the Daleks. It's...
EXTREME COMPUTING The NTK/Mute Festival Of Inappropriate Technology
The Camden Centre, London (opposite Kings Cross station)
11am-7pm, Sunday June 9th 2002
How much? HOW MUCH
It's only THREE POUNDS to get in. ®