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Pastiche [christianmarcschmidt.com] is a (downloadable) dynamic data visualization that maps keywords from blog articles to the New York neighborhoods they are written in reference to, geographically positioned in a navigable, spatial view. Keywords are assigned based on relevance and recency, surrounding their corresponding neighborhoods. The result is a dynamically changing description of the city, formed around individual experiences and perspectives.

Reminds me of the "typographic city" music video "The Child".


Really nice - reminds me of Howard Horowitz's poem, Manhattan.


Sat 28 Feb 2009 at 12:26 AM

Hm, nice to look at, but I didn't actually find it that interesting beyond that. I think it would be more effective if it was done as a stream of writing taken from the blogs, updated live, that projected upwards and decayed / faded at a rate proportional to how fast it was being written. That way the lively areas would be constantly updating, whereas the others would last longer and be about older events, hence being reflective of the vitality of the areas... My thoughts, anyway.

Mon 02 Mar 2009 at 8:10 AM
Si Rochowski

Thank you! I love it.

Sun 08 Mar 2009 at 7:22 AM
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