Created byÂ Ivan Safrin & Christian Marc Schmidt, Pastiche is a dynamic data visualization app for Mac OSX 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.
The city is a composite of impressions. Beyond the built environment, it is a constantly changing pastiche of associations and experiencesâ€”not just of the people who inhabit it, but of the larger community. New York City, in particular, has two realities: the reality of the physical environment, and the reality of the ideaâ€”of what the city and its diverse neighborhoods signify. Inseparably intertwined, these two realities constantly continue to inform each other.Â Read more.
You can download the app here.