There's a public school modern dance session with a smart, perceptive teacher. She comes in Sundays and I sat in on a dance class with her.
There are LED electronics. Lots of smart people and free open-source kits and ideas. Let's get those people involved!
There is an experimental sound meet-up with smart people. They actually hack on stuff instead of just showcasing company's software. Let's see their work!
Let's mix it up!
You can do this stuff, there are no rules, and I'm sure some people will try to be wise guys. But like the idea of letting random people sleep at Noisebridge, break these anti patterns and massive boringness will occur. Your eyes will glaze over. People will fall asleep and become disengaged. It will stop being sudo room and become like so many other soulless, empty "tech" events that we encounter in Silicon Valley.
Pulling in too many readymade projects with readymade ideas made by other people in a way that inhibits the creativity of the group.
Involving a professional dance troupe ( too often they're just interested in promoting themselves instead of creatively interacting with the artists)
turning this into a free PR event for a Palo Alto start-up... I've seen this happen a lot. They show up, try to co-opt the excitement, promote their "fitness" start-up, then vanish later on like a bad one-night stand. Will they still be there tomorrow when we need our wires fixed?
Showcasing platforms from major corporations and pitting them against each other (oh Android is so much more open source than apple even though android isn't open source deep down inside!) There's a time and place for that and that is corporate trade shows like CES