After reading the sad news of Conway’s passing due to the coronavirus, I’ve pushed myself to finally implement his
Game of Life in Grasshopper. Partly as a C# exercise and partly to contemplate and pay a humble tribute.
You can download the *.gh file here:
gameoflife.gh (18.8 KB)
PS There’s a charming article about life of John Conway on The Guardian:
The long read: John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary...
that’s a great tribute, I thought of doing the same today but other work got away on me. Awesome to see someone did it, I’ll download and run in for fun tomorrow
Nice work! See also this one:
A couple of years ago, when I first encountered the concept of Conway’s Game of Life, oftentimes referred to as cellular automaton, during my early architecture studies, I was kind of baffled and intrigued by it. For those of you, not familiar with architectural academia, the Game of Life, like the Vornoi diagram, particles, and other geometrical curiosities are often times experimented with to produce seemingly avant-garde design objects and/or buildings. Back then my overall CG …