Jonah, of Coin-Op fame, has posted an inspiring summary of the doings at the "marathon media-arts conference" ISEA, which took place in Helsinki and Talinn, and on a cruise ship between the two:
"With over 1,500 artists taking part in panels, performances, fashion shows, keynotes, and installations, there was little time for sleep among all of the commuting between venues. The conference's theme examined the crossover between wireless culture, wearable or fashionable technology, and networked experience. ISEA 2004 aimed to explore themes surrounding critical notions of interaction design, open source software culture, and geopolitics of media."
You can tell a conference rocked when people are bursting at the seams to talk about it afterwards.