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Remembering John H Conway and his Game of Life: A linkblog

14 Apr 2020

Stages of the glider pattern on Conway's Game of Life grid. Image by Alan Dorin

The mathematician John H Conway recently passed from complications of Coronavirus. He will be most remembered for the Game of Life, a cellular automata which inspired gamers and programmers.

The music

SciArt Lab, Cellular automaton music composition III (self-generated relaxing song) (YouTube) - You can connect a cellular automata’s output to a sequencer controlling instruments and have it generate music. The trick is to find rules that produce the music that you’d like it to make.

Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers, Bloom: 10 Worlds (YouTube) - Make your own generative music with an app for phones and tablets that lets you create things quickly.