Monday, January 08, 2007
Mobile clubbing looks like an interesting way of co-ordinating time and place to constitute an affinity space. In fact as the website’s URL suggests it embodies the essence of the flashmob. But I was somehow disappointed to learn that these so-called clubbers move around their chosen location cocooned within the private worlds of their MP3 players. So for all the potential of flashmobbing we get a ‘fun’ way of achieving physical proximity with minimal interaction and minimal disruption. That’s not quite what Rheingold had in mind when he wrote on the Power of the Mobile Many, here.