There are a lot of good Life resources around, both on the internet
and in your local library. The following are some of the ones that help
our group the most on this project.
On the Internet
- Paul's Page
of Conway's Life Miscellany - One of the best Life pages around; tells
of recent discoveries, and even has an illustrated pattern archive with
patterns you can download. Also includes an online Java version of Life
so you can watch the patterns right in you browser
- Achim's Game
of Life Page - Another good page with some different information,
like a plan for an R-S flipflop in Life.
- A page dedicated to LifeLine, a newsletter that contained much of the
original findings about JCGoL. Also has many good links.
Life Glossary - Definitions of terms used in refrence to Life, with
- Poundstone, William. The Recursive Universe. New York: William
Morrow and Company, 1985.
- Half this book is about The Game of Life, and the other half relates
it to other issues in science. A very interesting book
- Gardner, Martin. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements.
New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1983.
- This book has about 40 pages dedicated to an in-depth look at how the
game works and what investigations have been made. This is the book that
first got me interested in JCGoL.
- Sigmund, Karl. Games of Life. Oxford: Oxfor U Press, 1993.
- The most in-depth discussion I've seen on how the Life universe
could be used to make a self-replicating organism.
- Levy, Steven. Artificial Life. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
- This book looks at, among other thigs, how Life and other celluar
automata could be used to simulate life and understand it better
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Last revised: 2 June 1996