Merge is the first generation of custom video-memory works by Lincoln Schatz. Using software that is able to track and sense human motion, this program “sees” motion through a camera and is able to return a large amount of data about what it perceives: location, direction, duration, number of people, velocity, etc. The way Merge interprets and processes this information dictates the direction of the piece. The computer takes a still screen image every 60 seconds, and the stills can then be printed and act as physical records of the meshing of time, person, and place.