This Is Why I Want To Go To MIT
These MIT freshman built a complete dorm automation system complete with a party button.
When the button is hit, all the lights shut off, the blinds close, the displays show: "FEEL THE ENERGY" and a deep voice says this over the speakers with a deep bass beat in the background. Then intense music turns on along with the sound activated strobe light, laser light show, fog machine, black lights, revolving disco light, LCD visualization projector projected onto the blackout-screen, neon colored lights, computer screen Winamp visualization, oscilloscope showing the waveform of the music, and surveillance camera monitors.
They called it MIDAS, and you can read about it here.