I found glimpses into the human mind and experience with two online sites:
Seth Godin points to a cartoonist who will "draw anything for $2". The cartoonist posts the finished product. While the drawings are humorous and entertaining, I find the actual requests for what to draw even more fascinating.
- A blogger who created an "ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard." If you aren't familiar with PostSecret, it's a intriguing look at the nature of being human, through the lens of what we will confess to anonymously.
The cartoonist and blogger are channels that give voice to our collective humanity. They provide the platform to create a community. A decade ago, this type of intimacy, in a public setting, would not have been possible, with such ease. We are living in amazing times.