Information is power (and art)

What would a sketch of "bird flu" look like if everyone who was wired around the world could contribute a portion of the sketch and vote on the lines from other contributors? Find out (you will need Flash, which is free, to view a portion of this site).

Swarmsketch is an interactive site where you can draw a line, vote on the opacity of lines contributed by others (actually lighten or darken them), rewind the history of a sketch and browse prior sketches.

One web log calls it "information aesthetics." If information is power, it can also be rather poorly drawn. But it does have its own beautiful logic in my view.