Let tell you about ants and people and how I turned the machine of society into a giant piano.

This is an example of how art can come from the most off-hand things. I just happened to catch this little fellow with my camera, and was going through some various permutations in Premier, when I realized I had enough to create something much bigger. Then I remembered a piece of music I'd been eager to use, and the synthesis was complete.

I should also mention that the little hitch in his step--the brief moment of hesitation he takes during his course--was all natural, I didn't edit the video there or anything. Ants do that constantly (pause, not edit video). I don't know if it's some kind of internal rhythm where their brains kick-in periodically to re-assess stimuli, but it's such a characteristic part of their movement.

Video: Mine.
Music: "The Cannery" by Kevin MacLeod, available at

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Integrated New Media Studies

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
Indiana University South Bend
Integrated New Media Studies
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