Conway's Game of Life—the OG cellular automaton toy—is put in three dimensions by Samuel Levy. You can spin the playfield as it mutates, too! It beat the hell out of my computer on the higher settings, though.
Cells (in this case, cubes) with only 1 or less neighbours die, as if by lonliness.
If 5 cells surround an empty cell, they breed and fill it.
If a cell has 8 or more neighbours, it dies from overcrowding.
Strictly speaking, that means it's not the Game of Life but a more elaborate automaton. The results are rather obscure, visually, to me, in this particular setup. I hope this gets expanded to allow for more experimenting with rules.
The game designer and artist Yifat Shaik has just released “The Workplace Saga”, a video game based on Conway’s “Game of Life” ruleset that runs in Excel as a set of macros. It’s an ingenious and lovely way of blending the metaphoric payload of Conway’s game (from very simple rules comes complex, gorgeous behavior) with […]
Noah writes, “Fabienne Serriere, a hacker and machine knitting enthusiast, is running a Kickstarter currently for provably unique mathematical scarves modeled off of cellular automaton and made of Merino wool.
A great one-shot site: punch your name in and watch it explode into a mass of wiggling cellular automata.
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