Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Game of Life

So I got a chance to spend some alone time with my computer, and the cunning thing talked me into implementing Conway's Game of Life.

I used Python (with Java swing for the graphics (see Jython)).

You can have a look at the the code.

Had a pretty nice time coding, but the fun really started when the job was done, and I got around to playing with different patterns.

The pattern (that I like to call DMT) that I loved the most was:

It produces beautiful kaleidoscopic patterns, and does trippy stuff in general.
It becomes stable after 170 generations.
Here it is in action:

Check out this crazy, crazy video, by the way.
Somebody actually implemented Game of Life in Game of Life. Geekgasmic.