“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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