These greetings are from near to far, from us to you. They are all inclusive, and welcoming all. Over distances, over time. You are all welcome.
While greeting customs are highly culture and situation-specific, they exist in all known human cultures. The greetings which form the narrative in Hello Everybody are taking the familiar ritual one step further.
Hello Everybody is based on the greetings which were included in the Voyager Golden Records. They are phonograph records that were included aboard the Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diverse life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them.
The greetings are accompanied by lo-fi video footage of cherry trees in blossom and a soundtrack composed of a remix of the recorded sound of the last known kauai Oo bird and sounds from space by NASA.