aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Callin' out around the world
Posted by dav at 2004 July 31 10:05 AM
File under: Events
Callin' out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the street. Dancin' in Chicago (dancin' in the street) Down in New Orleans (dancin' in the street) In New York City

Barlow, who has already turned Burning Man into a guilty pleasure, further twists my sense of moral obligation with his
plan for peacful protest at the Republican National Convention that combines a sense of puckish frivolity with my long-held attraction to guerilla theater as a tool to foist upon my more decorous fellow citizens a (sur?)real exploration of the territories beyond cultural boundaries:

BarlowFriendz: Dancing in the Streets: Revolution with a Smile

So, to that end, I propose the following: I want to organize a cadre of 20 to 50 of us. I want to dress us in suits and other plain pedestrian attire and salt us among the sidewalk multitudes in Republican-rich zones. At a predetermined moment, one of us will produce a boom-box and crank it up with something danceable. Suddenly, about a third of the people on the sidewalk, miscellaneously distributed in the general throng, will start dancing like crazy and continue to do so for for about a minute. Then we will stop, melt back into the pedestrian flow, and go to another location to erupt there.

I'm even thinking this might be a reason to leave Black Rock City for a day or two to fly to NYC and participate.

Comments:

John Perry Barlow's organizing flash mobs against Bush? Things are getting curiouser and curiouser...

Posted by: cheesebikini on July 31, 2004 06:51 PM

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