Conway's Game of Life Recursively Defined

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Conway's Game of Life within Conway's Game of Life.

Conway's Game of Life within Conway's Game of Life. Video made by Mike Stay http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~mike/ (aka http://www.youtube.com/user/metawetayt on YouTube.)

The pattern that emulates a single life cell is called “unit life cell”. First discovered in 1996 by David Bell.

there are several different constructions of unit life cell. Others are:

The one in the video is the OCTA metapixel. It is the only one so far that also VISUALLY emulate Game of Life

Here's another vid:

Kok's galaxy via the OTCA metapixel

the software used is “Golly”. See: Great Software for Cellular Automata.

see also: Notes on A New Kind of Science.

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