A research and education collaborative called Creative Synthesis are busy working on a website design that evolves by itself, mimicking genetic evolution digitally.
For example, consider a fictitious experiment that explores the use of color, size, typography, and spatial positioning as representation tools in an introductory presentation of the lambda calculus. A highly simplistic ‘genetic’ algorithm could be implemented to vary experimental treatment based on correct and incorrect subject inputs. Although not a complex example, structuring this kind of approach within recycled research projects encourages broader, more flexible experiment design through computer augmentation.

They are basing their experiments on the opensource Wordpress platform.
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AuthorDave Duarte