• January 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    This is a place to post comments, thoughts, and–as might be relevant to this conversation about Starshine 2020 and data collection–any pointers or leads you might have on collecting even more birth data, especially from underrepresented groups.

    Demetrius shared with us his conception of the Starshine project, his thoughts on inclusion in astrological data collection (we need more of it), and some of his thinking regarding HOW to do it with integrity and respect.

    We had a few very JUICY questions come up at the end of the call about privacy in data collection, especially among celebrities who might work under a pseudonym or who have a prominent identity they might not want made public. (The example used was about people who might work in the pornography industry.)

    What thoughts are you still mulling over?

  • January 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    besides the fundraising link..any other?

  • January 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Nicholas, Patreon is the central place and main door to the project for now.

    Additionally there is a FB event ending in calendar 2020 here to give the project more visibility: https://www.facebook.com/events/185796075168591/

    And here’s the e-form if people want to help a bit with suggestions of whom to pursue data for: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ARxsSuGLl6F0hsDSDD2N3krkQ9Yy-ijlojHCi-_RG0M


  • January 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    @danny-larkin , more thoughts to your final query this evening…

    By collecting living vs. deceased folks’ data through Twitter and online otherwise: one it’s practically free; two, it’s direct from the source; three, it may result in dialogues about astrology with any given tweeter seeing the request; four, it’s less paperwork and government/family hoops than dealing with most deceased folks; five, living folks because they’re also like younger ones are more likely have to a recorded time of birth.
    All to say, pursuing living people’s data seems to be far more fruitful based on aims of this project, and my own otherwise!

  • January 27, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Very pumped up about the great questions from last night. New and forgotten ideas are swirling 🙂 Thank you, thank you.

    Perhaps top of my list is higher quality data for siblings Janet and Michael Jackson, plus the queen B – Beyonce.

    Thinking about that, realize I might’ve asked you all:

    Who are some famous black folks you would like to see data for, and then chart reviews of?