Retrieving, processing, tracking and tracing have evolved into standard actions performed with any available data, including their instant translation into images, thus transforming, modifying, and adjusting them for the visualized results. Data are treated as fragments; aspects, parameters, details of complex actions and behavior which are isolated, reduced, idealized, and finally presented for further investigation. The results apparently show a smooth and direct translatability.
Tracelation underscores the indispensable action of translation within the performance of tracing, which results in histories of action, movement, performance, as time-specific changes of particles: big data. Derivation answers derivation, algorithm feeds algorithm, analysis of derived data, constantly re-translated, shaping reality: a chain of tracelations.