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Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2012-05-13 17:32:00+0000 - Updated: 2012-05-13 17:32:00+0000
Originally shared by Mike StayIt's ready! Phillipping's rendering of Life in Life.

A video of Conway's Game of Life, emulated in Conway's Game of Life. Inspired by this video: 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 - which has a built-in script to generate these metapixel grids (select a pattern, and choose "" from the scripts list). For more information about the metapixel pattern, see The actual video is exported from Golly using a custom Python script: (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: This is also generated by a Python script:

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