Life in a Canvas

Ever wonder what it's like for those people posing day in and day out inside those paintings done by the greats? Well, this won't tell you, but you can at least play Conway's game of Life while you're here.

For those that don't know the basics behind this game, an overview can be found at, sigh, Wikipedia. I supply some interesting patterns below, but Alan Hensel's page has links to quite a few more.

This program does take quite a bit of CPU. I tried optimizing it, but all my optimizations only added to the overall computation time. The board is also too small for a glider-gun, sorry.

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