Numerous scientists have pointed out the irony that right at the historical moment when we have the technologies to permit worldwide availability and distributed process of scientific data, broadening collaboration and accelerating the pace and depth of discovery…..we are busy locking up that data and preventing the use of correspondingly advanced technologies on knowledge  John Wilbanks, VP Science, Creative Commons
The NASA Goddard's Flickr is an online jewel I love them. All the images are released under Creative Commons License CC-BY this is to treasure.
Why is Open Data making the world a better place?
Ignorance = Fear = Violence
Knowledge = Understanding = Tolerance
Simple truism. Simple facts.
Open Data is is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. The goals of the open data movement are similar to those of other "Open" movements such as open source, open content, and open access. The philosophy behind open data has been long established (for example in the Mertonian tradition of science), but the term "open data" itself is recent, gaining popularity with the rise of the Internet and World Wide Web and, especially, with the launch of open-data government initiatives such as Data.gov. [wikipedia]
Slowfactory experiments in mixing Open Data and Fashion in the goal of finding beauty and poetry making art wearable. Printing bits of galaxies and stars on silk so that you can wrap yourself in the immense beauty of the Universe, feel one with the Universe.
If we are reminded of the beauty that surrounds us, would that make us more kind?
Photography by Julia C Vona Make Up and Hair by Cynthia Christina Cadieux