Two-Frame Animations in Conway's Game of Life

Robert Bosch
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 355–358 Short Papers


Using integer programming, we designed a set of period-2 oscillators in Conway's Game of Life. Our goal was to produce oscillators that can be joined together to form large period-2 oscillators that resemble one grayscale image in one phase and a second grayscale image in their other phase.