Life in life

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by Jay, 7 years ago
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A video of Conway's Game of Life, emulated in Conway's Game of Life. Inspired by this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtJ77qsLrpw I made a similar video, but with the speed and scale varying smoothly over time, rather than in discrete jumps as the original video did. The life simulator used is Golly - http://golly.sourceforge.net/ which has a built-in script to generate these metapixel grids (select a pattern, and choose "metafier.py" from the scripts list). For more information about the metapixel pattern, see http://otcametapixel.blogspot.com/ The actual video is exported from Golly using a custom Python script: http://pastebin.com/8vVGCgKE (since Golly built-in only supports rendering the view with a scale which is a power of 2, for performance reasons - this is not a particularly well-optimised or fast script to run). The audio track is a Shepard Tone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_tone This is also generated by a Python script: http://pastebin.com/vxVeNtWc