This is an algorithmic art project based on mathematician John Conway’s game of life. “Origin” is the original algorithm. “Order,” “Ascension,” and “Deluge” are variation algorithms that represent later stages of life. “Return” is the final, simplest, and most perfect state. The initial conditions are generated randomly. The story plays itself over and over again, showing the microscopic randomness of life and the macroscopic cycles of history. The algorithms are run on a web server and the outputs are broadcast in realtime, so the current state of the game can be viewed from anywhere on a web browser.

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