In thinking about how artists are almost never paid for the time they put into developing a new work, I invited seven conceptual artists to the private dining room of an upscale restaurant to discuss concepts for my $2,000 commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission, given to produce a “time capsule.” Our lively conversation about art, artist’s rights, time and time capsules took place over a three-hour meal. After paying the bill, we had $37 left for the time capsule. We took that money to the track and bet it all on three horses. We lost the money, but had a great time on the collaborative betting process. I then turned the conversation into a 60-page script (the time capsule), which was read by actors. The project and script were left at the SF Art Commission, despite their many requests for me to pick it up. As of writing this, seven years later, it still resides in their storage area. With Amy Balkin, Tony Discenza, Aaron Gach, Jonn Herschend, Liz Rossof, Steve Shada, and Stephanie Syjuco.