The Big Dream art project is the ultimate example of dreaming big. The project will consist of crowdsourced dreams encapsulated into one giant work of art to be projected at landmarks around the globe on a symbolic day of peace and sent into outer space with an astronaut. This has to be the largest group show in history and will likely be the largest number of people collaborating on a work of art.
American folk music legend Don McLean decided on a list of songs that he was going to perform at the annual Jeopardy! staff Christmas party, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the musician at the request of the late Alex Trebek. The longtime Jeopardy host knew he didn’t have much time left as his cancer was terminal. Seeing McLean perform live was one of his final wishes.
It turns out that happiness and well-being are linked to sustainability goals and Finland, being the happiest country in the world, wants to share their secrets. They are taking part in a global exposition in Dubai this year. Through the Finnish Pavilion the Finns are inviting people from around the world to participate in a competition to shape the world for future generations while giving them a chance to win a video chat with Santa Claus at the same time.
I haven’t heard that phrase in decades but that’s what this student said in a surprise Zoom video call when she learned that she won a scholarship. Staff told her they had some follow-up questions to ask her as part of the application process as they were continuing to review the applications from students transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. Instead, they were actually planning to tell her that she was this year’s winner.
Their music gives off a vibe of being listened to in the 23rd century while being played on electronic devices and instruments in the mid-20th century. Notes are bent, sounds are warped, voices are soft, the volume goes up and down, the speed of the music changes, crackle and grit get in the way of the smoothness of their sound and gives it a vintage vinyl feel.
Conan O’Brien is so down-to-earth it’s hard to image anyone wanting to take his stuff. But Team Coco came to the set of Conan the other morning to find that several pieces of equipment they use to make the show had gone missing.