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Comment: prior art from 1997 (Score 4, Informative) 172

by rgareus (#37477596) Attached to: An FPS Minus the Shooting
World Skin - a photo safari in the Land of War - an Interactive A/V Installation by renowned artist Maurice Benayoun won the golden Nica award at the Ars Electonica Festival in 1997! It was presented in a 3D-Cave on 6 Screens using OpenGL on SGI workstations. quite a feat for that time.

"World Skin" is a 3 person game. One driver, two photographers.

"Armed with a camera, visitors are placed in a sinister war zone that is visualized on a large projection screen in 3D animation and video. By operating photo cameras visitors may take pictures of the war scenes and experience how the camera becomes a 'weapon' that enables them to wipe out the projected images. Only the outline of the taken picture is left as a silhouette in the projection. Visitors can take a print of the photos they shot with them." http://www.benayoun.com/projet.php?id=16
Math

First Self-Replicating Creature Spawned In Conway's Game of Life 241

Posted by Soulskill
from the emergent-gameplay dept.
Calopteryx writes "New Scientist has a story on a self-replicating entity which inhabits the mathematical universe known as the Game of Life. 'Dubbed Gemini, [Andrew Wade's] creature is made of two sets of identical structures, which sit at either end of the instruction tape. Each is a fraction of the size of the tape's length but, made up of two constructor arms and one "destructor," play a key role. Gemini's initial state contains three of these structures, plus a fourth that is incomplete. As the simulation progresses the incomplete structure begins to grow, while the structure at the start of the tape is demolished. The original Gemini continues to disassemble as the new one emerges, until after nearly 34 million generations, new life is born.'"

Air is water with holes in it.

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