Conway/Guy/Game of Life talk, app *Today*

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Conway/Guy/Game of Life talk, app *Today*

Post by rokicki » April 18th, 2021, 2:27 pm

Today at 8PM Eastern (USA), 5PM Pacific, as part of Gathering for Gardner's Celebration of Mind,
there will be a zoom presentation on the early days of the game of life.

The page for all the Celebration of Mind events are here: ... pril-2021/

The link to all the events is here:

In lead up to this, Lucas Garron made an app that I think many here will appreciate:

and there's a great youtube video showing game play:


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Re: Conway/Guy/Game of Life talk, app *Today*

Post by pcallahan » April 18th, 2021, 9:01 pm

Thanks for the announcement. I almost missed it but remembered at the last minute.

On Conway's point in the recorded segment that you learn more by working through the steps manually, I will briefly plug the set of six tiles I posted last year: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4278&p=95450#p96637 While it would have been a stretch in the early 1970s, today it is very easy to print these on magnetic sheets and cut them out. It is not hard to spot mistakes if you are trying to construct still lifes. I am not sure how to use them to build layer by layer, since magnetic sheets don't really stick together, but might be doable with some other approach.

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