Game of life plays music

Game of life is well known cellular automaton that mimics some sort of life evolving based on its past. Despite its mathematical simplicity results are always different depending on initial state. OK, watching it is fun, but Cornell students found that generating audio signals with it is double fun.

They came with idea to use tone-matrix-synthesizer where each individual cell on screen gives a sound. While cells are moving around screen they can generate pretty interesting sound patterns. Their setup uses a VGA screen, DDS sound generator and keyboard fir selecting different starting conditions. This definitely makes Game of life more entertaining and opens more ways to experiment with it.

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