Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Game of LIFE

No, not the board game … the singular computer program!

LIFE is a coding creation released by mathematician and programmer John Horton Conway in 1970.

This fascinating program graphically mimics life's basic processes in an utterly simple yet strikingly lifelike way.

Hypnotic to watch, LIFE happens like life happens. Sometimes it seems to go on for ever; other times, it’s over in a flash. Chaotic and patterned at the same time. Incalculably complex, but real and finite.

Check out the links below to learn more and to experience LIFE for yourself:

Wikipedia: Conway’s Game of Life


Stanford: A Discussion of the Game of Life

Download: Golly

Conway’s Game of Life FAQ


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