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.
Thanks to Frontburner for the notice.