Game of Life Mosaics
Another recent project involves creating Game of Life patterns (still lifes and oscillators) that resemble user-supplied source images. The image below comes from the article "Designing Game of Life mosaics with integer programming." The entire article (which was coauthored by Julia Olivieri and was published in the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts) is available (free access!) at the Taylor and Francis website.
Animations can be viewed on my YouTube channel.
RLE files (desribing Game of Life patterns) are available from the Downloads page.