Thursday, September 24, 2009
Dance in Urban Spaces: Revisiting T-Mobile's Life's For Sharing Campaign and Other Flashmob "Happenings".
I decided to take another look at a few videos of some of the ad campaigns and other smart mob-like "happenings" from the perspective of world-as-interface. In all of the videos, you can see the excitement on the faces of the on-lookers as whip out their various mobile devices, take pictures or videos, call their friends, or simply join in the fun. In just a short period of time, the digital content generated from the real-space experience is transferred cyber-space, where it continues to live on and enjoyed by others in ways the original participants had not imagined.
T-Mobile's Life's for Sharing "Happening" in the UK
What did the public think of the T-Mobile Dance at Liverpool Station?
Michael Jackson Tribute, Sweden
Boost Mobile Break Dancers in Time Square, August 2009
"Pregnant" women break dancing to raise awareness about the millions of women around the world who do not have access to healthcare during their pregnancies.
40th Anniversary of Woodstock Flashmob at San Francisco's Union Square.
Latvian Folk Dancing Flash Mob
Dancing at the Mall in Portland: Hundreds Unexpectedly Broke Out in Viral Dance at Clackamas Town Center