+++ Here are some ideas I’ve had over the years. I occasionally update it. enjoy.
Drive across the entire US with your feet hanging out the window. Start your journey wearing a pair of fresh, clean, white socks. What will they look like when the trip is over?
Something that reverses Kiwi-Strawberry Flavor
Wooden car rims!!! Cherrywood to balsa!
Make a rotating restaurant out of bullet proof glass and put it in the middle of a gun range. Oh the excitment! Get shot out while you eat, and never get hurt!
Make a reality TV show with three sniper roommates.
Make a full sized ice sculpture of me boxing with Mickey Rourke
Start a Jewish cell Phone company, called Kiddush Communications.
Take photos of people’s keychains and make a book of it
Hire a stenographer to follow me around for a day, documenting everything I say in a 24 hour period – make a book.
Do a documentary on the process of making fake plants
Fortune Cookie Cereal. Print different words on each cookie so you could make your own fortunes.
The Home Museum:
Turn someone’s home into a temporary museum. Have them leave their house just the way it is, clean or not. Then, remove all of the doors and cover all of their doorways with plexiglass. Create signage for each room pointing out several banal details. For example, in the bedroom, put a sign near the clothes on the floor pointing out that “This t-shirt was worn by homeowner on March 23, 2005 and lies here unwashed. It is his/her favorite t-shirt and was purchased from a flea market in Western Arizona several years ago.” In the kitchen, there could be a sign reading,”This kitchen was remodeled in 1984, and since then has been cleaned at least once a week.”
You could give guided tours or offer an audio guide. Here is an example room, though it is not as messy as I’d like it to be.
Hire a stunt car driver for the afternoon, do my errands
Move my office permanently into my vehicle. And make my vehicle green at the same time by installing some sod.
Create a clothing line based on failure slogans: I Quit Early , I Steal , I’ve Made Some Bad Decisions , Someone Please Talk to Me, I’m Creepy
Get hired by Walgreens to do their catalogue photography and see what happens. What the hell would that be like?
Move to Antartica during it’s dark phase
Wear a fake rock on your head for a day
Encase a 1969 Camaro SS in a block of lucite and display it as a public sculpture. Have it in front of your new building!
Mystery Bag ‘O’ Change:
I would like to post up on a corner and sell “Mystery Bags ‘O’ Change.” I would fill bags with all of the change that I have been collecting for years, and sell them for $ 5.00 a piece. You might be lucky and get $8.00 worth the change, or you might only get $ 4.00.
Music for Football:
I would like to make a musical composition using two opposing football teams. I would outfit each player, 11 per team, with with bright pink dots, one on each of their shoulder pads and the other on top of their helmet. Each dot would represent a musical note, middle C would be on the center’s helmet and the other note placements would be determined from there.
I would have a film camera directly above the line of scrimmage, and I would film several downs. Later I would look at each freeze frame and determine when each of the pink dots where “hit.” Every “hit” would signify a “hit” of that note on an instrument, most likely a piano. I would compile all of the “hits” and their corresponding notes on a timeline. I would then create a score for each down, and play it.
Depending on the down, the piece could last 4 seconds or 20 seconds. It would most likely sound cacophonous in the beginning that get more sparce and minimal as the down continues.
Take a month-long cross country trip inside of a modular home that I would move from SF to the East Coast. Once the house arrives at it’s destination, I would turn it into a community “warming hut.”
check out the house moving process
Create a 4′ x 4′ yellow cube with a talk box and red button. I would sit inside the cube, which I would position at various locations in SF. People would be prompted to press the red button and ask questions about anything. I then offer my advice. I would have access tot he internet and a few other resources.
Biothermal Powered concerts, cars, coffee?:
Pack a room full of people so tight that it heats up a great deal , enough to where all of this body heat could be converted into electricity via “biothermal batteries” or “thermoelectric batteries”; this energy could power the charge on an electric vehicle, run a coffee maker, power a movie show, power a concert… This could serve as a small model for subway systems and buses, where body heat from the passengers could actually go toward the powering of the vehicle. Possible…sure, why not?
For more info on “biothermal batteries”, see the BBC News clip.
Re-organize the Art Institute of Chicago’s art collection alphabetically:
I would like to propose to the Art Institute of Chicago a re-organization of their collection. A web-based portrayal of this would work as well. Start at one end of the museum with A (using artists last names, origin or titles as a reference system) and end at the other end with Z. You’d have early conceptual work right up against textiles and medieval armor. It would make for a very interesting showcase of history revisited.
The Receipt Machine:
This is an invention that would automatically scan your receipt at the point of purchase and send the image/ information to a personal online receipt account. You could keep track of all of your purchases and if you ever needed to return something you would always have your receipt. This could all be done through a magnetic receipt card (like a credit card).
Stage a boxing match with my two favorite actors – Mickey Rourke and Kurt Russell
Play sports on the small plots of grass around the city
Fill a rental car with packing peanuts
Make a solar suit so I have power wherever I go
Create Modular waiting rooms
Document all of the things I open in a day
Compile a video of hundreds of people sniffing their own hands
Run a full marathon in my hallway
Design a lottery for a Billboard. People would have the chance to put up any image they wanted on a highly visible billboard.
A full-service place to place organization. ” We’re getting from our place to your place.”
Ride around with truckers for a summer.
Generic World – an organization that would turn name-brand products into generic brands.
Host a Talk-show/ Variety Show
Organize a Cruise Strip
Stage a Fictitious Mayorial Campaign and His/ Her Assassination
Have a TV dinner party
Hunt for your Own Food Grocery Store Chain
You’re given either a crossbow, rifle, shotgun, knife, or handgun to go and hunt for your own food. Some is prepackaged, some is not.
Prefabricated Love Letter Service Center or P.L.L.S.C
A place where you can go to get a love letter tailored to your needs. For a little extra, you can get a tape or CD with a love song on it that must be played when the letter is read.
Canoe trips through Moscow
Being towed through the streets of Moscow by a car while you sit in a canoe. I believe this would really bolster tourism in Russia anytime of the year.
Take a traffic cop to lunch