Trails, the lag of the image over the network.

" Trails # 1 # 2 "is the new project of the American Edward Tang. This is yet another interpretation of the paradigm according to which the technology can be interpreted as a mirror designed to reflect some aspects of the visual identity and social development of those who relate to it. The aspect that characterizes this work, compared to other already seen, is the use of a technique called '3 D Video Sculpture 'thanks to which Tang fails to go beyond the two-dimensionality of the mirror to offer a space in which the graphic is combined admirably with sculpture and architecture. The operation of the work assumes a webcam that captures the image of the user to return then mapped on the screen in many three-dimensional cubes. The theme of interactivity between the work and the user, already common in other experiments of Tang, back then in Trails, here, however, the research is focused mainly on the "lag" typical of the interaction mediated by the networks, or the delay between input and output that inevitably characterizes every type of online communication. The effect of "lag" is produced by Tang attravreso the discontinuity of the images that appear on the screen, or by previous images happen cubes, cubes, which represent the present. Through this technique Tang seems to want to emphasize that nothing stays fixed on the Net.