evolving processes

August 22 2015

As far as I know I'm the only person in the world working with evolving processes-- but I don't know why, since they're a pretty simple idea.

An evolving process is any set of instructions that, when followed, produces slightly varied versions of that same set of instructions.

Here's a very simple one: "Please copy this sentence but with something changed."

Here's a child of that process: "Please copy this sentence but with something altered."

Here's another: "Please copy these two sentences. Please change something about them as you copy them."

They can become much larger and more complex of course and if you search for #evolproc you'll find some of the many shapes and styles I've experimented with.

Do you know of any other projects that are similar? I'd love to discover that someone else has evolved processes before so I could draw some inspiration from their work.

Would you like to help me explore? Evolving processes are very flexible of course and could relate to you in any way at all, so let me know if you'd like me to mutate a strain to include you somehow.

You can write to me at [email protected] or @mungojelly on Twitter, or "mungojelly" most other places, there's no other mungojellies. :)

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Burlington, VT

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