Kellie M. Evans - Larger than Life: Digital Creatures in a Family of Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata

dmtcs:2288 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2001, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AA, Discrete Models: Combinatorics, Computation, and Geometry (DM-CCG 2001) - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.2288
Larger than Life: Digital Creatures in a Family of Two-Dimensional Cellular AutomataArticle

Authors: Kellie M. Evans 1

We introduce the Larger than Life family of two-dimensional two-state cellular automata that generalize certain nearest neighbor outer totalistic cellular automaton rules to large neighborhoods. We describe linear and quadratic rescalings of John Conway's celebrated Game of Life to these large neighborhood cellular automaton rules and present corresponding generalizations of Life's famous gliders and spaceships. We show that, as is becoming well known for nearest neighbor cellular automaton rules, these ``digital creatures'' are ubiquitous for certain parameter values.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AA, Discrete Models: Combinatorics, Computation, and Geometry (DM-CCG 2001)
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2001
Imported on: November 21, 2016
Keywords: Cellular automata,spaceships,Game of Life,Larger than Life,[INFO] Computer Science [cs],[INFO.INFO-CG] Computer Science [cs]/Computational Geometry [cs.CG],[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO]

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