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July 7, 2010 6:34 PM   Subscribe

Conway's Game of Life in HTML5/Canvas. That is all.

via Reddit.
Canvas previously.
Conway previously.
posted by chaff (30 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't understand.
posted by bjork24 at 6:57 PM on July 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was kind of waiting for this to happen.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:03 PM on July 7, 2010


It's a thing of beauty.

And for those of you not in the know, this is Conway's Game of Life.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:06 PM on July 7, 2010


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posted by oulipian at 7:09 PM on July 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


[tig]
posted by sciurus at 7:10 PM on July 7, 2010


Man, I'm having a blast with this. I just wish I knew what to listen to while I watch my creations evolve.
posted by sciurus at 7:16 PM on July 7, 2010


this is way too much fun.
posted by saulgoodman at 7:22 PM on July 7, 2010


Also previously, an excellent explanation of Life.

And this is a fantastic version of it!
posted by Wulfhere at 7:25 PM on July 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


That is all.

That is sufficient! This is a very nice, clean implementation.

Also previously, an excellent explanation of Life.

Indeed. If you're confused, go read that.
posted by cortex at 7:29 PM on July 7, 2010


I recommend selecting the College route because you get more chances at high Salary cards later.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:50 PM on July 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


paging JHarris ...
posted by intermod at 7:51 PM on July 7, 2010


Some of my Geek side is delighted, but the other half is appalled at all the CPU cycles, GPU pipelines, and vector units you are wasting.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:51 PM on July 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


What, no Hashlife? How am I going to prove that HTML5 is Turing-complete?
posted by erniepan at 8:06 PM on July 7, 2010


Not bad. Waiting for the 1-to-1 pixel/cell full screen wraparound lightspeed version with color heatmaps and variable topology.

/taps foot impatiently
posted by Aquaman at 8:59 PM on July 7, 2010


This is not the Conway you're looking for...
posted by fishmasta at 11:21 PM on July 7, 2010


Did I do it right?
posted by zephyr_words at 12:07 AM on July 8, 2010 [13 favorites]


Man, Life is kind of awesome, I can't believe I never knew what it was about -- though I had heard of it. After reading the wiki page I was compelled to whip my own up in Python (somehow, cutting my teeth using a simulator didn't feel right) and tinkering with some of the fundamental patterns they show there. The way they behave and interact is mesmerizing. I can see how people get so into this they come up with something as intricate as the link in the Conway article. It nudges that part of my brain that enjoys chess and Go so much that they have been outright obsessions for me in the past. Good stuff.

The linked one is pretty cool, though it's nice to have a little more control.
posted by cj_ at 1:29 AM on July 8, 2010


I'm finding the import/export functions on the linked page don't work.
posted by Goofyy at 3:24 AM on July 8, 2010


Man, I'm having a blast with this. I just wish I knew what to listen to while I watch my creations evolve.

May I suggest? [previously]
posted by Evilspork at 4:07 AM on July 8, 2010


Horray for cellular automata!

Remember when guys like Edward Fredkin thought they were the secret to AI?
posted by Joe Chip at 4:15 AM on July 8, 2010


Why yes, yes you may suggest that.
posted by sciurus at 5:37 AM on July 8, 2010


I think you mangled the title... did you mean:

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."?
posted by vectr at 7:00 AM on July 8, 2010


You know what would be cool? If you could link to a given state.

(One way to kill Flash is to allow deep linking.)
posted by Eideteker at 7:25 AM on July 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hey mine evolved into an iPhone 4! Piece of crap!
posted by Mister_A at 8:30 AM on July 8, 2010


Yep vectr I botched that quote, mea culpa.
posted by chaff at 2:13 PM on July 8, 2010


My spaceship ran into the edge of the grid and transformed into a different spaceship going a different direction.

That was awesome.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:46 PM on July 8, 2010


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posted by churl at 3:23 PM on July 8, 2010


I've been launching gliders and spaceships into pulsars, this is way more fun than it should be. And I'm in awe that you can build logic gates with these primitives.
posted by cj_ at 4:57 PM on July 8, 2010


Brace yourself for this

(I recommend watching with the sound off, and playing something by Aphex Twin).
posted by DZack at 11:08 PM on July 8, 2010


omg it works on my phone
posted by Eideteker at 5:43 AM on July 9, 2010


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