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Jeff Abell Fox 45 News Baltimore reports on Steves Ant Farm and webcams. "One of the world's 'first' webcams was launched right here in Maryland. Steve Chambers is a graphic artist who, 17-years ago, purchased one of the first web cameras on the market. He wanted to use it to show movement in cyberspace but finding a focus would mean finding his childhood ant farm. So with a box, a web cam and 20-eager ants, he began setting the stage for a groundbreaking appearance. In 1994, Steves Ant Farm became one of the first five webcams in cyberspace."
Wacky Steves Ant Farm interview on KRLD (CBS) news radio Dallas (12/1/09). The Other Side of the News. "What could I do that would show some motion over time...?"
Ants Crawl for All On Ant Farm Webcam Steve Chambers hosts a webcam that shows the movement of ants in a plastic ant farm he has in his home office. StevesAntFarm.com has had more than 1.3 million visitors over the years since he started. He is holding the ant farm with an image of the farm on his computer screen behind. "How it came about was, a company made a product called a Quikcam." Quickcam was the first computer camera, Chambers explained. He was trying to come up with a way to use the product. He decided to feature a classic-style ant farm similar to one he had as a boy. "People come visit the virtual ant farm. They reminisce when they were a kid," Chambers said. "Kids are fascinated by the ants. It's sort of a scientific toy." Viewers have called the site both weird and wacky.
Steves Ant Farm Featured in Wired Magazine Long ago, in a galaxy far away... Steves Ant Farm was featured in "WIRED Magazine," Issue 3.10, October 1995. "Close Encounters of the Binary Kind. Another day on the farm: Steve's Ant Farm, to be more specific. With quick pics updated every 10 seconds. Make like ants at a picnic and swarm toward www.StevesAntFarm.com."
StevesAntFarm.com was seen/mentioned on television on the PBS news show FrontLine Quote, ROBERT KRULWICH: "One day, nearly everything we do will move through cyberspace, but for the moment, most of the traffic travels on the Internet, a complex system of computer networks originally built by the United States Defense Department to survive nuclear attack. You wouldn't call what folks do on the Internet today top secret. Not at all. There's the "Breakfast Cereal Hall of Fame,'' for example, or the guide to the public restrooms of North America. You could always visit Steve's Ant Farm."
November 8, 2009 Web designer has online ant farm MYERSVILLE (AP) Rockville native Steve Chambers bought a Quikcam in 1994, but he wasn't sure what the best use of streaming video would be.
Fifteen years and more than 1.2 million views later, Chambers said his virtual ant farm is still drawing attention. He created StevesAntFarm.com after he remembered the times as a boy when hed watch ants without the Internet. People come visit the virtual ant farm. They reminisce when they were a kid, Chambers said. Kids are fascinated by the ants. Its sort of a scientific toy.
The 54-year-old who designed NASA.gov with his wife a year after creating the virtual ant farm moved to Frederick County in 2002 to have room for their two horses.
The NASA site is the first Web site we ever designed after founding our graphic design company in 1988, Chambers said.