Game of Life Turing Machine

  • Paul RendellEmail author
Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 18)


This chapter describes a Turing machine built from patterns in the Conway’s Game of Life cellular automaton by the author. It describes the architecture of the construction, the structure of its parts and explains how the machine works.


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    Rendell, P.: Turing universality of the game of life, chapter 18. In: Adamatzky, A. (ed.) Collision-Based Computing, pp. 513–539. Springer, London (2002). ISBN 1-85233-540-8Google Scholar
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    Leithner, D., Rott, P.: Dieter and Peter’s gun collection. (1996)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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