Hacker's Symbol: The Glider in the Game of Life

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The Game of Life is a two-dimensional totalistic cellular automaton with Moore neighborhood, discovered by John H. Conway in 1970. The glider is a pattern from the Game of Life that moves in diagonally at each step. On a finite matrix the rules allow wrapping around.


The hacker community is considering adopting the glider as an emblem.


Contributed by: Daniel de Souza Carvalho (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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The Glider: A Universal Hacker Emblem

Hacker Emblem

ASCII text variants with Courier font are monospaced and the characters keep aligned:

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