Mutating Pictures: using artificial selection to create faces

The Mutating Pictures project is striving to generate human likenesses out of random blobs — 1000 random pictures have been uploaded to the site. We all go through it, ranking each one for the degree to which it resembles a human. The most human-like are used to spawn 1000 new offspring, mutated from their genome, and so on, until the perfect human face emerges. It's like the samurai crabs — artificial selection to produce shapes pleasing to our eye.


(Thanks, Phillip!)