I ran across this fun read this morning. The quick and dirty of it is; Watching people or even taking part in “moshing” is a favored past time of metalheads and the like. Moshing bares some striking similarities to how molecules behave in gas. This is obviously an over simplification but the idea is now there, in the ether. The other interesting thing coming about in this study is how crowds can act in constraint space, which has really interesting application in architecture and how to best plan for mass evacuation.
Metalheads in mosh pits act like atoms in a gas. That’s the conclusion of the first study of the collective motion of people at a rock concert.
The finding could add to the realism of computer-generated crowd scenes in films and games.; More importantly, it could help architects design buildings that ease the flow of chaotic crowds in an emergency.
Research into how humans behave in crowds had mostly been limited to fairly organised situations, like pedestrians forming lanes when walking on the street. But when Jesse Silverberg, a graduate student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, took his girlfriend to her first heavy metal concert a few years ago, he witnessed a different and surprising form of crowd behaviour.
So take a look at this article and do your part and