Conway’s Game of Life, sunSurgeAutomata, and the Conway Quartet

Gospers_glider_gun.gifConway's Game of Life is a cellular automaton (a model that attempts to replicate the behavior of living cells) developed by British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. It takes the form of a grid with pixels that can either be in two states, on or off, or alive and dead since this is supposed to a model replicating the behavior of biological cells. Some artists have taken cellular automata (either Conway's Game of Life or similar ones) and used them to create new pieces, such as Dupuis' Conway Quartet and Scaletti's sunSurgeAutomata.

Epigenesis: The Growth of Form

“Epigenesis: The Growth of Form” by artist Roman Verostko is an installation at the Frey Science and Engineering Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. [1] The work was installed in 1997, after a year of work, in the newly opened building. The installation, often referred to as a mural, is made up of eleven individual sheets […]

Distribution of elementary signs

"The procedure has a layered structure and three independent pictures are generated within the format. […]The three pictures combined here use small squares and two kinds of triangular shapes as their elementary signs. They are of different colours. Within their fields, the squares follow an exponential distribution (it shows in the concentration of square heaps). […]