Conway's game of cellular automata, animated by using JavaScript to swap CSS classes. Random splatters assist in keeping things interesting.

This is a display based on Conway's game of life / cellular automata. It has very simple rules. Start with a board. Then check each area. If the area has no current cell and there are three or more adjacent cells, a new cell is created. If the area has a cell and less than two or more than three adjacent living cells, it dies (starvation / overpopulation).

This page starts with a smile in the center and random blobs everywhere else. You can see where new cells are created, when they die, etc. Every few seconds a blob of some sort is splattered onto the game board. This should shake things up by knocking around living stable structures and creating more nodes for living clusters.

New Cell
Living Cell
Dying Cell