The Inescapable Patterns of Life

This algorithmic art project is based on mathematician John Conway’s game of life cellular automaton. Prologue is the original Conway algorithm. The other chapters are variation algorithms that represent later stages of life. The initial conditions of life are generated randomly. The story plays itself over and over again, showing the microscopic randomness of life and the macroscopic cycles of history. This project was exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum in 2016.

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Chapter 1 - Order

Chapter 2 - Ascension

Chapter 3 - Deluge