I’m thrilled to be invited to the Gathering for Gardner in Atlanta this coming week.
An interesting meeting led to an invitation to this great event. I had heard about the organization but never thought I could attend.
The Gathering is named for Martin Gardner was a popular science and mathematics writer. He had a column in Scientific American magazine called Mathematical Games. My father and I looked forward to this column and the Amateur Scientist articles.
A popular open source version of this game can be found on the Golly website.
A good source for initial patterns for Life can be found here.
I’m making a hologram for the event, of a life pattern in 3D by creating a pointcloud where the x and y are the normal 2D Life plane and the third, Z direction is time.
Here is a 2D hint at what the hologram will look like. I rarely mention my day Job on my blog. Its Zebra Imaging, Inc. We are currently expanding our stock image page. Send a note to Zebra if you would like to see this image on the stock image page.