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Put a lot of people together + ? = Art!

I am looking for video examples of large groups of people making art out of their bodies or held / worn objects. Stuff along the lines of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies, or this British Airways commercial, even art made from holding up placards at football games. What is this even called if I wanted to google it? Mass spectacles didn't give me anything. Thanks!
posted by Mchelly on May 8, 2013 - 9 answers


Next month, I will be travelling to Las Vegas. For the very first time in my life. I have a whole bunch of Vegas-newbie questions. I’d like to ask you for your help. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 27, 2013 - 28 answers

What modern sports spectacles keep the rich on view?

Sports spectacles and arenas of the modern world: I want to know about them, especially if they keep the rich on view rather than hiding them. [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Apr 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Christmas Lights in South Jersey and Philly

My family and I are going to drive around the Philly / South Jersey area to look at Christmas lights. Pretty displays are good, garish displays are better! (we hear Hershey PA has some kickass lights, but it's unfortunately too far away for our purposes.)
posted by troublewithwolves on Dec 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Where is the spectacle in earth-friendly technology?

The sophisticated engineering, delicate structure and graceful flight of solar-powered aircraft is a beautiful vision in efficiency. A formation of fighter jets makes the very skies thunder and the ground shake, exciting in its power. This dichotomy is everywhere, especially machine racing sports. So where can environmentalists and energy efficiency enthusiasts get the excitement of power without the indulgence of excessive wastefulness? And where can people who love seeing jaw-dropping power get fired up by green technology without having to develop an appreciation for boring economy? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Aug 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Dime Museums, Disaster Spectacles, and Old Coney Island

Hi All. I am doing research on old Coney Island, Dime Museums, and the history of disaster spectacles. Do any of you know of any books or sources where I could find out more information or, better yet, images relating to these topics? Thank you!
posted by astropop on Jun 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Ideas for a mad science wedding?

Can anyone suggest interesting science-flavored demonstrations, experiments, or spectacles to be performed at a wedding? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Apr 8, 2006 - 35 answers

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