April 26, 2011

A Chorus of Ones

Normally we’re not a big fan of crowd sourcing.  But when everyone builds in concert to create something new out of the whole (Linux updaters be praised), we’re big fans.

And so we love this spin on that concept: crowd making, one individual at a time.

This video explains how a conductor got a bunch of submissions for his internet-chorus to create one of 2010’s biggest viral hits — individuals, brought together via web and a smart editor to become a cyber-chorus.

The result is moving.  

Any time lone individuals, connecting in from anywhere, create something in which the sums is far greater than the parts, we stand in awe of what can be in the world we live in. 

So even amidst the chaos out there, we can pray for less antagonism, and more anthems.