The Chrome Web Lab has recently opened at London's Science Museum. Through five interactive Chrome Experiments, Web Lab explores the workings of the internet. Each experiment explores and demonstrates a different web theme. Worldwide visitors both online and offline will be able to play live music together, launch data into cyberspace and trace where images on the web actually live, see how robots can see people, and get teleported to unexpected places all over the world.
According to Google, "the internet is incredible. It powers our lives everyday. It allows us to explore the world without leaving our homes. It gives us access to infinite information. But all this magic is invisible to us. Until now. The web has evolved from simple text pages to rich, interactive applications. Google developed Chrome from the ground up as a browser for this modern web. An intelligent platform perfect for today's complex web pages and applications. Chrome's aim is to spur on innovation amongst all browsers allowing everybody to experience the full potential of the web."
The five experiments include The Universal Orchestra, where internet users virtually "play" live instruments located in the Science Museum. In Teleporter, Street-view style panoramic cameras "teleport" users to places such as a bakery in North Carolina, USA, or the worlds largest minuature airport, which is closed at night for maintenance. Sketchbot takes photos of users and then sketches them at the Science Museum in sand via robotic arms. Data Tracer allows us to see where images are sourced and other data across networks. Users work can be seen in the Lab Tag Explorer, where users from around the globe are shown, with their information.
Outside the London Science Museum, the Chrome Web Lab is open to the world online at www.chromeweblab.com.
Through 20 June 2013
Chrome Web Lab
London Science Museum
Exhibition Road, London