As a physical representation of an open source community, the people are the most important part of the system; we must all work together! Although more of an abstract concept within ZIPPER JUNCTION™, citizenry and cooperation are still very important, earning them a unique cog in the overall mechanism.

Open source is a term born within the computer programming world that describes a philosophy of creating software that has code open to others to see, use, improve upon, and continually reinvent. The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ intends to operate in all aspects as an open source organization as well as an open source facility. In that vein, logic dictates that we will need to have a strong citizenry vision as well as unmatched cooperation throughout. The citizenry refers to both the many people that will operate the programs, activities, and facilities of ZIPPER JUNCTION™ as well as everyone we invite to participate. Good character, proper behavior, tolerance, honesty, integrity; all will be part of a ZIPPER JUNCTION™ citizen, and we will require it to participate. Cooperation is closely linked to open source as collaboration often takes place to build a better mouse trap. Unlike large institutions like universities or large companies, ZIPPER JUNCTION™ will not suffer from individual departments tugging at resources without regard for others’ needs. The concept is more of a fully functioning machine that needs all its parts working together, supporting each other, and keeping the overall mission in mind. Needless to say, cooperation will also be extended outside the walls of ZIPPER JUNCTION™ to the endless people, organizations, and institutions we will interact with.

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Learning & Education
Learning & Education
The reason behind The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is to expose people to opportunities and experiences in order to help them find their passion and learn about it! Although not a traditional school at all, there are many forms of learning and education that will take place in all facets of the operation.
The<br />Shops
Technical and traditional, innovative and high tech, all the working shops within ZIPPER JUNCTION™ function together to build anything that can imagined! They are also the main driver for the creative culture we intend to foster. There will be a place to make anything, teach how to make it, and innovate new ways to make things.
Fitness &
Fitness &<br />Sports
We are nothing without our health, PERIOD! Fitness opportunities and sports of all kinds will thrive within the huge sports complexes of ZIPPER JUNCTION™. As a major pillar of the philosophy, this gear is included to show the importance of how our individual health and well being affects everything else we do.
Theater &
Theater &<br /><a>Arts
All the creativity comes together in the many studios, theaters, sound stages, and venues throughout ZIPPER JUNCTION™. The Theatre & Arts Gear embodies all the facets from all the others within a form for all to enjoy as well as participate in. It is a fact that people who participate in the arts are more successful elsewhere.


The Outside-In town that connects all of the inner workings of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ together, facilitates cross pollination, and becomes the ongoing event for all to experience! This Gear is literally the driver for all the other gears in the mechanism and is also our dual lighting bolts of innovation logo.