This animation applies the classic Game of Life algorithm to the capture of your webcam.

Originally Conceived as a puzzle and a game by mathematician John Conway in 1970, it's an example of an early simulation game.

Small colony organisms form spontaneously from the substrate that is the grid's original configuration, with no further intervention being necessary, or indeed possible.

While dubbed a "zero-player game", in this incarnation of it, the player is you, or more like, the imprint of your visage captured one time. This lifeless capture of your existence is the world that these tiny automata will know of, where they will thrive and perish, small or large.