[This is one of the most beautiful artistic collaborations with animals I've seen yet. I really think you should watch it. I suggest watching it on mute; I think the music is a poor choice. -egg]
Time-lapse video of an ant colony eating a scanner, captured with the scanner in question:
François Vautier infested his flatbed scanner with an ant-colony and scanned the burgeoning hive-organism every week for five years, producing a beautiful, stylized stop-motion record of the ants' slow consumption of his electronics.
Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. I observed how decay and corrosion slowly but surely invaded the internal organs of the scanner. Nature gradually takes hold of this completely synthetic environment.
ANTS in my scanner > a five years time-lapse!