I hate to admit it, but even I’ve gotten hooked into the Flash Mob sensation. Recently I happened to be at City Place, in Boston, when some Emerson College kids did one. It’s a very weird experience, very surreal, but at the same time very cool. Why do we love flash mobs, why are we so captivated? Is it the feeling of connection that comes from being a part of something like this – becoming part of an instant and secret community? It has even taken on an educational bent as there were many Earth Day flash mobs to teach people about things like recycling. Education experiences that are engaging and fun, what a novel idea!