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Tagwhat's New Mobile App Combines Storytelling Traditions and New Technology
Watch the dedication of the Andy Warhol statute while standing next to the the art in Union Square, NYC and read about what made Warhol so legendary.

BOULDER, CO (PRWEB).- Ever since the first person chronicled life on his cave wall, great stories have been told vividly and shared widely. After cave walls came scrolls, newspapers, and the internet. Meanwhile, the innate curiosity about the world and passion for storytelling lives on.

Today, Tagwhat introduces an entirely new application and a unique way to tell and share great stories, combining the very best of humanity's oldest traditions with the latest mobile technologies. Tagwhat "Great Stories at Places" is now available for iPhone 3GS/4, Android, and on-line at

With Tagwhat, users experience hidden stories everywhere they go -- thousands of original and curated stories told in words, images, video, and audio by Tagwhat's team of new media journalists and filmmakers and its first publishing partners: the Associated Press (AP), the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Virginia Beach Public Library system, just to name a few.

Tagwhat's rich media stories describe and enhance the places around the user and are organized, like TV, by channels. Stories pop up on top of real-life locations, changing based on where the user is and where they're looking. Turn on any Tagwhat channels and watch the world fill with those stories. Tap on a story to dive into interesting videos, historic photos, and rich audio. When a story is too good not to share, send a unique digital postcard that can be personalized to friends via Facebook, Twitter or email. Here are some examples from each of Tagwhat's inaugural channels:

HERITAGE: Watch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream speech" while standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Explore historic photos of the San Francisco Earthquake where the devastation happened while touring the city.

MOVIES: Watch a clip of the parade from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" while walking down the same Chicago street. Read about the Woody Allen movie settings stumbled upon touring New York.

SPORTS: From the LA Coliseum, look back at the 1984 Summer Olympics with videos of gold medalists Mary Lou Retton and Carl Lewis and learn about the controversy that surrounded the Games.

FOOD: Places and food go together, so hear what inspired the Austin chef to combine Fried Chicken and Waffles and see video of the famous dish as you consider lunch spots downtown.

NATURE: Birdwatching in NYC's Central Park comes alive in videos and images while enjoying the scenery in person. Discover endangered salamanders at Austin's Barton Springs through images and a video interview with a lifelong Austinite.

MUSIC: Hear Janis Joplin sing outside the Austin club where she got her start and see images of her preparing to perform.

ART: Watch the dedication of the Andy Warhol statute while standing next to the the art in Union Square, NYC and read about what made Warhol so legendary.

This new Tagwhat is simple to use and seeded with thousands of stories. Everyday, new stories are being added by the Tagwhat team and Tagwhat's content partners. Since the world is such a big place, a "Visit" feature lets users virtually travel to Tagwhat's featured cities: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Chicago; Boulder, CO; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and Virginia Beach, VA. Users can look around and interact with multimedia stories as if they were standing in that city!

Today's News

July 12, 2011

Exhibition of German Expressionist Max Pechstein's Work on View at the Ahlen Art Museum

Contents from the House of Withnail's Uncle Monty to Be Sold at Christie's South Kensington

Japan Art Association Announces 2011 Praemium Imperiale Laureates in London

The BMW Art Car Collection on the Internet; Legendary Collection as a Virtual Video Tour

Sotheby's France to Offer 400 Items from The Fabius Frères Gallery Collection

Swatch from Moon-Bound Flag Unsold at Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Genesis Medical Imaging Mobile CT Scan Unit Helps Field Museum Discover Ancient Secrets

American Modernist Charles Demuth in the City of Lights on View at the Demuth Museum

Works Donated for Auction to Benefit Berlin's Autocenter on the Occasion of Its 10th Anniversary

24,000 Visitor Passes Distributed for New York's 9/11 Memorial; Sold in a Few Hours

Independent Curator Fabrice Stroun Appointed as New Director of Kunsthalle Bern

Smithsonian Institution Archives Releases New and Rare Photos of the Scopes Trial

Man Held in Picasso Painting Theft at San Francisco Art Gallery to Plead Not Guilty

London National Gallery Says It will Show Lost Leonardo

Andy Warhol Museum Releases The Warhol: D.I.Y. Pop App for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

National Museum of Art in Wales Features Six Impressive New Contemporary Art Galleries

George T. M. Shackelford Appointed Senior Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum

Baltimore Museum Announces Matthew Poterfield as Winner of $25,000 Sondheim Artscape Prize

New York Men Charged in Maryland Historical Society Presidential Artifacts Theft

Delhi Art Gallery Presents a Retrospective of the Life and Work of Chittaprosad

Tagwhat's New Mobile App Combines Storytelling Traditions and New Technology

New Museum to Present First New York Survey of Works by Carsten Holler

James "Whitey" Bulger Memorabilia Being Auctioned Online

MFA Boston Awards 2011 Maud Morgan Prize to Wendy Jacob

German Spy Agency Embarrassed by Document Theft

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