TL;DR

Where I give homage to John Horton Conway.

On April 11, 2020 John Horton Conway the Great passed away due to complications from Covid-19 (“Coronavirus”). Alas, I only discovered it yesterday.

Although he had a peculiar relation with his famous Game of Life (e.g. see this video), I thought it nice to pay homage to the genius with this humble contribution.

The code is available in repository conway-life, here is a sample run: