March 9, 2009

The Dynamic City

I love information design, so I was pretty excited when I came across this cool application (alas, it requires an Intel processor, but there's a video preview that shows you around) that takes live keyword updates from blog posts and makes a cool virtual map that you can explore.

The creator, designer Christian Marc Schmidt, writes on his website:
"Pastiche is a 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."

Pretty cool!

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