Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What does this have to say about historical movements in general?

Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station refers us to this dance party:

Draw your own conclusions!

1 comment:

  1. It occurs to me, watching this, that the key person in the process is not the first dancer, who might easily have continued alone (as one often sees at concerts or public gatherings), but the SECOND dancer. Notice that the arrival of one imitator who clearly interacts with the first one triggers further imitation rapidly and exponentially.

    I'm reminded of John Woolman, who laboured for ten years to convince one other person that slavery was immoral... but after that, it was a movement, not an eccentricity.