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Cellular automata, discovered 1940 by Stanislaw Ulam and John Von Neumann at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the bottom-top computational process which has found its applications in modelling a wide range of computational problems from modelling of liquids, bomb explosions, fire or epidemic disease spread, traffic jams or social unrest. Even if the cellular automata has real-world applications, Game of Life still remains on the line between the game and aesthetics. Because Play the Life screensaver is part of the research project exploring the possibilities of data interpretation in an artistic way, we have to credit Game of Life as a computational image of such a romantic and emic (and maybe even more important now than ever before) topic as life itself.