Rhea Myers

Statements of Common Sense

“Common sense isn’t”. So what should we make of OpenMind? Thousands of statements of common sense input by contributors (then licensed, ugh), available either in their raw format or as a computer program.

The GPL-licensed raw statements have the gnomic banality of so much conceptual and net.art that making art using the dataset is irresistible:

A box can hold things

A flag is for displaying in public the political group of the owner of the flag

A goldfish is a type of carp that makes a nice pet

A lawn is a place outside where grass grows

A nightgown is a long, loose garment worn to bed

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