The book is a mix of science fiction, more or less accurate scientific facts and a passionating story. It describes an ant colony organization through a very interesting inside angle and gave us inspiration simulate such behaviors.
The concept of emergence also attracted us, about the magic of having lots of agents with very simple behaviors, and see complex and organized colony behaviors emerge out of it.
We are currently still looking for more information on the subject and thinking on how to narrow the project, but we currently want to focus more on simulation of the colony, having something that look like a real ant colony rather than trying to solve other algorithm problems with it.
The members of the project are: