Bend++ photos

It appears as though Bend++ came and went. The only things left are these photos and the memories of those who attended. I spotted alot of Powerbooks with MAX/MSP and some interesting tape contraption which seems to read the strands of tape amplify the signal.
The pictures can be seen at
But they are all dark and hard to see. No videos or audio, however there is some mention of VHS and DVD in the post. If anyone can read Japanese please translate the key points. Thanks.