November 21, 2005 7:11 AM   Subscribe

SwarmSketch - Collective sketching of the collective consciousness. Requires Flash. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79 (10 comments total)
From the website:
SwarmSketch is an ongoing online canvas that explores the possibilities of distributed design by the masses. Each week it randomly chooses a popular search term which becomes the sketch subject for the week. In this way, the collective is sketching what the collective thought was important each week.
Also, check out the site's gallery of previous images.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:12 AM on November 21, 2005

getting coordinates...getting coordinates...
posted by Busithoth at 7:36 AM on November 21, 2005

I think it got er.. mefi'd. Was working ok a few minutes ago.

Nice idea, but the opacity thing makes it too messy. And the line size seemed too small to me. Though I guess both of those things are to necessitate collaboration.

This could be an interesting way to experiment with all this wiki-business, a nice visual way to understand how collaborative creation can/does/will work.

I'd like to see a few comparison tests - the same idea with different or tweaked models.
posted by MetaMonkey at 7:44 AM on November 21, 2005

Anarchist Etch-a-Sketch
posted by HuronBob at 7:54 AM on November 21, 2005

If minuscule crude drawings of genitalia were rocket fuel, this site could take us to mars!
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:31 AM on November 21, 2005

I'm watching the history of the Pumpkin Carving one; pretty interesting.
posted by taz at 8:50 AM on November 21, 2005

Horizontal lines rule! Vote clear for everything else!
posted by bshort at 9:21 AM on November 21, 2005

Um yeah, let's leave the business of sketching the collective consciousness to the real professionals (artists).
posted by foot at 11:17 AM on November 21, 2005

We are currently sketching "Xbox 360", come in and contribute a line.

Doesn't Microsoft already have enough "design by committee" without our help?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:28 AM on November 21, 2005

I wonder if MeFi deserved a mention.
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:09 PM on December 9, 2005

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