A Sequence of Lines Traced by Five Hundred Individuals from clement valla on Vimeo.
Kottke marvels that "The lines get really messy surprisingly fast [...] this is a nice demonstration of evolution."
But is it? Is it the case that evolution leads to chaos*? I don't think so. Evolution leads to variation and change, sure, but chaos? The difference between evolution and this line transformation, I think, is pressures. In evolution there are pressures that greatly effect which changes last more than one generation and hence become
*or messiness in Kottke's phrasing