## Discrete Models: Combinatorics, Computation, and Geometry, DM-CCG 2001

### Robert Cori and Jacques Mazoyer and Michel Morvan and Rémy Mosseri (eds.)

### DMTCS Conference Volume AA (2001), pp. 177-192

author: | Kellie M. Evans |
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title: | Larger than Life: Digital Creatures in a Family of Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata |

keywords: | Cellular automata, spaceships, Game of Life, Larger than Life |

abstract: | We introduce the Larger than Life family of two-dimensional two-state cellular automata that generalize certain nearest neighbor outer totalistic cellular automaton rules to large neighborhoods. We describe linear and quadratic rescalings of John Conway's celebrated Game of Life to these large neighborhood cellular automaton rules and present corresponding generalizations of Life's famous gliders and spaceships. We show that, as is becoming well known for nearest neighbor cellular automaton rules, these ``digital creatures'' are ubiquitous for certain parameter values. |

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reference: | Kellie M. Evans (2001), Larger
than Life: Digital Creatures in a Family of Two-Dimensional
Cellular Automata, in Discrete Models: Combinatorics,
Computation, and Geometry, DM-CCG 2001, Robert Cori and
Jacques Mazoyer and Michel Morvan and Rémy Mosseri
(eds.), Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer
Science Proceedings AA, pp. 177-192 |

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