Ant-based subtractive construction method


sketch_ant-based-1ant-based sketch 2

I love the idea of insect-based subtractive fabrication. This could make a very cool project if it was designed in a compelling way with a good story. But what is the role of the designer in this process? Do they have feedback or influence in the process? Is it an active creative process? Do they have a relationship with the machine, the ants, or both? Is the machine more than a mediator between human intent and ant execution?