I found an interesting treatise on the ubiquitous but enigmatic ants and their behaviour at the web site of Mute, a simple file-sharing tool! The analogy of ants’ collective behaviour is leveraged in the function of this tool!
But what is particularly interesting is not the tool per se, but the well-researched article on how ants find food, which you can read here!
Here is a sample:
Ants display collectively intelligent behavior when foraging for food or fighting off predators. Each ant in the colony acts in a rather simple way, but together they end up doing something clever, like discovering the shortest path between their ant hill and a food source.
You can try Mute and also emulate the ants in the process!
- Bob’s Pulpit!
- A rare sight!