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a digital clock in Conway's Game of Life
I'm sure everyone has seen this amazing feat, but I wanted to make sure I had it bookmarked ;) Gliders and lightweight spaceships, apparently...
life  games  alife  conways-life  gliders  hacks  cool 
6 weeks ago by jm
SmoothLifeL
'A continuous version of Conway's Life, using floating point values instead of integers'. 'SmoothLifeL supports many interesting phenomena such as gliders that can travel in any direction, rotating pairs of gliders, 'wickstretchers' and the appearance of elastic tension in the 'cords' that join the blobs.' paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1567 , and slides: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTIXRhjXII

(via jwz)
life  games  emergent-behaviour  algorithms  graphics  via:jwz  cool  eye-candy  conways-life  floating-point  continuous  gliders 
october 2012 by jm
self-replicating configuration in Conway's Game Of Life created
The "spaceship" configuration replicates in 33699586 generations, using 2 construction arms and a volley of gliders circulating between them
via:newscientist  game-of-life  life  cellular-automata  gliders  self-replicating  from delicious
june 2010 by jm

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