Dropped Frames #4: The Game of Life

Years ago, two designers at the game development company I worked for were talking about “cellular automata.” I didn’t really pay too much attention to the conversation (beyond remembering the name). Much later, I was reading the book “Hackers,” by Steven Levy and came across a chapter almost completely devoted to the concept. It’s a wonderful metaphor: unpredictable complexity from the application of time to simple rules.

The Game of Life

Published by bryantalpha

Cartoonist, illustrator, raconteur

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