I attended the MIT Music|Machines events over the weekend, http://arts.mit.edu/fast/music-machines/
It was great! I had the pleasure to meet and talk with Leo Beranek - founder of Bolt, Beranek and Newman,
Dr. Marvin Minsky, father of A.I., Dr. Joseph Paradiso director the Responsive Environments at the Media Lab and creator of the largest home built modular synthesizer The Mammoth Modular Synthesizer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindseymysse/5420171230/in/photostream/ ), Miller Puckette developer of PD and MAX/MSP amoung others. This is part of the F.A.S.T (Festival of Arts+Science+Technology http://arts.mit.edu/fast/)
Events are ongoing for the next few months and I highly recommend attending as many as you can!