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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

Has anybody talked about how the artwork is based off John Conway's Game of Life and Life Patterns?

 

 

It's basically Autechre going even further into the idea of regenerative music, but this time giving the hint that its more human than what they played with in the past.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Has anybody talked about how the artwork is based off John Conway's Game of Life and Life Patterns?

 

"no"



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Regarding Conway's Game of Life, the initial Exai population of 53 cells lives for 666 generations before settling at a population of 98, with: 12 blocks, 2 boats, 1 ship, 1 pond, 1 hive, 5 blinkers and 1 glider escaping north-west.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

It's basically Autechre going even further into the idea of regenerative music, but this time giving the hint that its more human than what they played with in the past.

 

so, just to make sure i'm clear on this... as long as i'm always listening to exai, i can never die?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

It's basically Autechre going even further into the idea of regenerative music, but this time giving the hint that its more human than what they played with in the past.

 

so, just to make sure i'm clear on this... as long as i'm always listening to exai, i can never die?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

isn't it tdr who comes up with those things in stead of ae? maybe ae don't even know, man



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

Interesting, I just read an interview in which ae talked about using cellular automaton in their patch



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

So this hasn't been brought up in any of the 400 pages of talk about Exai besides here?
It's obviously straight off John Conway's idea.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

That was really fucking interesting.  Who knows if Exai artwork was based on it though. 


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:00 PM



I have used this instrument in Reaktor before. It follows the game of life to create generative and evolving sounds. It's very fun to watch it just run :D

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:53 AM

So this hasn't been brought up in any of the 400 pages of talk about Exai besides here?
It's obviously straight off John Conway's idea.

 

It popped up maybe 40 pages into the original Exai thread - certainly one of the early things that came to mind when I saw the artwork. 



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:21 AM



I have used this instrument in Reaktor before. It follows the game of life to create generative and evolving sounds. It's very fun to watch it just run :D

 

i played with this a bit on the reaktor trial, it just seems too easy to make interesting generative beats. i couldn't really control explicitly what was happening, maybe i just didn't spend enough time at it though?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:48 AM



I have used this instrument in Reaktor before. It follows the game of life to create generative and evolving sounds. It's very fun to watch it just run :D

0:20-0:25 is almost exactly the same as some drums used in the Portal 2 soundtrack. It's certainly exactly the same sounds, the pattern is slightly different. Ergo, Mike Morasky must've used this for drums on the soundtrack