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Description Game of Life Extrusions are created from the British mathematician John Horton Conways cellular automaton Conways Game of Life, which is a zero-player simulation game that artificially emulates the evolution of complex life over time using a simple set of rules to seed its generations. Each image in Game of Life Extrusions is a transformation of the evolutions Conways Game of Life can compute into a spatial visualization. These visualizations were made by taking each frame of a two-dimensional Game of Life sequence and stacking the frames from the animation into a large three-dimensional object, where each pixel or cell in the original Game of Life sequence is now extruded into a cube in three-dimensional space. The time axis of the 2D animation becomes the physical z-axis of a static 3D object. A custom script was used to convert the frames of a Game of Life sequence into a 3D model file which was then rendered using simulation of light.
Paul Slocum, New York Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement Paul Slocum is a New York-based artist, musician, and programmer. He has performed music and exhibited artwork internationally at venues such as The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Deitch Projects in New York, The National Center for the Arts in Mexico City, README Software Art Conference in Denmark, The Liverpool Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.