Maya Angelou to Bill Moyers in their 1973 conversation.
As top Communist leaders gathered in Beijing, veteran Chinese political activist He Depu was obliged to leave town — for an all-expenses-paid holiday to the tropical island of Hainan, complete with police escorts.
“They Live” Live in Downtown Los Angeles
Artists Stephen Zeigler and Calder Greenwood gave downtown residents a living installation inspired by the classic film They Live, with signage and actor dressed as an alien in a business suit as seen through Roddy Piper’s magical glasses that reveal the truth of existence.
Bill Gates, 2014 Stanford University Commencement Address
When artist, designer, and educator David Delgado first arrived at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to work with the artist-in-residence there, he was immediately struck by the strange signs around the space, often cryptic and seemingly nonsensical. He found himself captivated by the disconnect between the dry, mundane language of these cautions and the immensely interesting processes, materials, and operations they were trying to describe. A solitary keyhole, almost alien in its arbitrary placement, bears the label “lazer bypass” — something partway between Alice in Wonderland and Alice in Quantumland, or the set of a science fiction movie.