The Follow celebrates John Conway’s Game of Life in SL grand opening on Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 6pm SLT / PT. Join the FACEBOOK event here.
This show will be streamed live at TheFollow.com but we really hope you will join us in Second Life for the full experience. This new interactive art exhibit is located on LEA SIM #18 and is something you truly don’t want to miss! Created by Tangle Giano and Kiesta Aljon, here is what the artists have to say about the exhibit.
“Often, what we see on the surface goes so much deeper than we imagine. Although the images and patterns produced by John Conway’s Game of Life may be familiar to many of us, many people are unaware of the richness hidden within. Come and explore Conway’s Game of Life with us!
John Conway’s Game of Life is a zero player game consisting of an infinite grid and a set of simple rules that can result in very subtle and yet profound cell patterns. The future of any community of cells depends entirely on it’s initial state and the rules. Each cell lives and dies according to the population around it. It can be overwhelmingly complex even with the simple rules to understand what is really going on. Fortunately, anyone can enjoy the challenge of “seeding” the grid with living cells in the hopes their “community” of cells lasts longer than their friend’s when the game is started. You can simply create interesting patterns that grow and thrive, or even die off in unexpected ways. Our goal in presenting this, is for you to enjoy building “seeds” and watching patterns emerge as well as to stir your curiosity to dig as deep as you like into the applications of and potential meaning behind this Game of Life. But most of all, we want you to have fun!”
Within Second Life, you can teleport directly to the SIM before showtime at the following link. http://www.TheFollow.SL/ Or, if you can’t make it inworld, stream the audio on the live stream page at http://www.TheFollow.com/live.