This was one of the most exciting things I have ever done. I was able to use openFrameworks successfully. More than just opening up examples, I really wanted to make something work that I had seen and that I felt would be wonderful together. I chose to use ofxOpenCV, ofxXmlSettings, and ofxIpVideoGrabber because I found out through Andy that there is an antcam. Yes. A live stream of ants all day and all night. I have been fascinated with ants and have made prints, and etchings of the biological wonders. I want to use my combination of addons to create a video-mash up of different antcams across the internet and cross imbed cams of our own civilizations. This piece will probably culminate in an After Effects project where I draw comparisons between the intelligent lives of ants and our own.
Also this picture is my favorite thing of all time.
My code is here.