An 8-bit map of NYC helps us reconsider our surroundings.

We've stumbled upon this interesting 8-bit map of NYC. The creators explain:

8-Bit NYC is an attempt to make the city feel foreign yet familiar, smashing together two culturally common models of space: the lo-fi overhead world maps of 1980s role-playing and adventure games, and the geographically accurate data that drives today's web maps and GPS navigation.

It's an example of how precision of information and navigation could be useful under certain circumstances, but there are other scenarios where less information could create a more enjoyable experience.

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