Pastiche Lets You Explain NYC's Neighborhoods by Tag

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Feb 24, 2009   Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: christianmarcschmidt & blog.2modern
When most of us think of virtual tourism, we envision a Google Earth-esque satellite overview of a city; Pastiche heads in the other direction entirely with its text-based interface.

Rather than navigating the foreign territory of a map, Pastiche allows you to explore the neighborhoods of New York City through tags and keywords that are linked to relevant news articles. Each borough essentially turns into a cluster of linked keywords, giving the tourist a realistic snapshot of a given area.

Implications - Pastiche gives you the opportunity to explore the beautiful areas of New York City. The project surfaces the memories, emotions and descriptions that exude from the city's stunning architecture. Stats for Keyword-Based Virtual Tourism Trending: Older & Chilly
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