How you visualise patterns

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Rhombic
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How you visualise patterns

Post by Rhombic » June 27th, 2016, 2:20 pm

People tend to perceive things in different ways. After having experience with GoL, I am pretty confident that most of us see gliders as "that small thing that darts out of things". Blinkers will usually be seen as dull and uninteresting, especially when in traffic lights (oh, what a surprise...); however, I am pretty sure that people will see some differently:

For me, a Herschel is a rugby player. That seems odd, right? Well, it just rapidly moves somewhere, sort of orthogonally, and then passes the ball [the glider(s)], as in rugby, backwards! I can't help but think of that like that.

Again, for me, the pi-heptomino looks like a cauliflower. Actually, more like Romanesco broccoli. It is like one of those fractal bits of the vegetable. Also Mandelbrot, somewhat.
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Re: How you visualise patterns

Post by muzik » June 27th, 2016, 2:28 pm

The weighted spaceships are actually ducks.

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x = 26, y = 4, rule = B3/S23
b2o7b2o8b2o$2ob2o4b2ob3o4b2ob4o$b4o5b5o5b6o$2b2o7b3o7b4o!
Seeing the resemblance here isn't hard.


Also, this resemblance:

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x = 12, y = 4, rule = B3/S23
8bo$bo5bo$o6bo3bo$3o4b4o!
Guess there's some truth behind "featherweight spaceship"
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