Peter Lyons

Apr 28, 2008

Hurray for doing stuff

I really liked this article on the cultural shift from consumption of media to include creation and sharing of media. I try to apply this idea not just to media but to just in general favoring activities that are participatory as opposed to purely things you experience passively. For a long time, I've looked at enthused sports fans with their faces painted and thought, if there was a way that somehow the fans could be directly involved in the game, if only very simplistically, it would be a huge hit and I'd make a fortune. Even just little buttons on the seats at the stadium that could extend the shot clock if enough people hit them frantically enough or something along those lines would be a start. I'd have to say that hands-down my favorite get-out-there-and-do-stuff activity while I was in NYC was the MetroMetro Scavenger Hunt.