Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is at the top of my People-I'd-Like-To-Take-Out-For-A-Beer list.  I think he is one of the most interesting contemporary artists.  If you are not familiar with his work, be sure to check out his website.

A few weeks ago I watched Jonathan's most recent TED talk.  I think it has crossed my mind every day since then... so I thought I would share it with you.  The talk speaks a little about his projects We Feel Fine and The Whale Hunt, but focuses mainly on a project-in-process about happiness.  Jonathan traveled around Bhutan, a country that measures its success by Gross National Happiness. Through his travels he asks people to rate their happiness.  Each person is photographed holding the number of balloons that reflects their happiness.  They then write their greatest wish onto the balloon.  Super interesting.  Watch the talk!