Conway's Game of Life

The experiment Conway's Game of Life demonstrates the emergence of an complex behavior of a system which consists only of very simple entities. Each pixel represents a cell which can either be alive or dead. For every generation the following simple rules are evaluated for each cell:

The initial state is set by random. Despite of these simple rules the global behavior of the system is surprisingly complex.

If you watch it a while you may find this friend


in it's natural environment. ;-)

Java/ConwaysLife (last edited 2008-04-07 22:05:15 by StefanEngelke)