I found out about this from the Gamers With Jobs podcast a few days ago, and it sounds pretty fantastic.
Taken from their website (http://artemis.eochu.com/index.html
"Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the "main screen", while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control."
The concept sounds pretty fun, although getting 6 people and computers together could prove challenging, especially if, like myself, you don't have a lot of geeky friends.
Has anybody tried this before?