Flash Mobs

Friday, July 25, 2003

Flash Mobs: Peaceable Assembly for Spontaneous Fun — This is so unbelievably random it appeals to me greatly. A bunch of strangers, communicating through the Internet, plan a gathering somewhere to do something strange. Only the handful of organizers know what they are going to do before they get there. For example, fifteen seconds of applause in a New York City hotel, then they disperse. That’s beautiful — equal parts art, statement, and insanity. I’d love to be a part of one of these things. I don’t expect anything like this to happen in Oklahoma anytime soon. But, we’re going to visit New York soon, so maybe I can find out about one happening while we’re there.