We have all experienced the often plesant contact with complete strangers. Like sitting on the bus and a person entering and slips in the stairway creating a comical situation that just has to be commented to the person sitting next to you. A sudden and random contact is created and I would say it often feels very nice and as a relief oppose to the silent and impersonal space on a bus.
Is it possible to create encounters like these through manipulation yet making the experience feel real and not staged?
What are the social principals of such situations? Is it our need for assosiates so that we can approve or differenciate us from our environment?