Pac-Man Flash Mob Planned for Health Care Reform

By Kelly O'Reilly
|  Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009  |  Updated 9:03 AM CDT
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Pac-Man Flash Mob Planned for Health Care Reform

D Magazine

In the wake of the glittering debut of the Dallas Performing Arts Center, area artists plan to convene on Sunday, Pac-Man style, to spur action on health care reform.

This Saturday, the Professional Artists Coalition has planned a massive yellow Pac-Man formation (PAC-WE for short) stretching around Morton Meyerson Symphony Hall.  According to the mob organizers (if that's not an oxymoron), the event will be a first for the North Texas art community and the city of Dallas.  Participants will don yellow ponchos for a $2 donation, with the coalition citing the art world's particular position and its financial vulnerability to poor health care policies, even as massive, multimillion-dollar arts facilities are developed. 

So, why Pac-Man?  According to the crib sheet, the Pac-Man symbolizes mindless, robotic consumption, as well as the early video game's role at the forefront of what we now know as modern technology. 

In addition to the Sunday gathering, PAC-WE put themselves all over the web, from Facebook to Twitter and beyond.  Hopefully someone will get an aerial photo to track their progress. 

Thanks to Frontburner for the notice.

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